Our Story


A Better Way. In 1994, the founding members of KSLN left the large firm in which we were partners to create an insurance coverage and defense litigation practice dedicated to professional excellence. With a singular commitment to fostering strong internal and external relationships, we knew that clients would welcome a better way. And they did. Today, a cadre of our original clients, and scores more, continue to seek our counsel.

The firm is built on two enduring principles: (1) we cultivate a “people first” environment, and (2) we instill in our team the relentless pursuit of excellence, in every way.

 

Precise attention has been paid to maintaining the principles on which the firm was originally established. The firm’s vitality is the result of the consistent implementation of our partners shared philosophy regarding how we want to practice law, the manner in which our employees should be treated, and the type of professional relationships we wish to establish and keep.

 

The truth is, there are thousands of law firms practicing in the insurance coverage and defense arena, and distinguishing one from another can often amount to nothing more than an exercise in semantics and marketing prowess. We are not interested in semantics. Simply put, we treat our people better, we treat our clients better, we try more cases and win more verdicts, and we never rest on our laurels.

 

Focused Growth

KSLN is a regional firm with offices throughout New York State – including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Corning and New York City – and in Erie, Pennsylvania. Our headquarters in the historic Calumet Building in the heart of downtown Buffalo illustrates our commitment to providing unparalleled service to our clients and a place of continued opportunity to members of our team.

 

We know that sustainable growth is only viable when we capitalize on the unique strengths of our attorneys. It is precisely because of our focused and measured approach to growth, good business practices, and recognition that our people are our greatest asset that we have enjoyed continued prosperity. In fact, we routinely experience double-digit annual growth. Our 30% growth since 2008 is a testament to the vitality of our firm, solidarity of our partnership and authenticity of our client relationships.