Richard T. Saraf


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Richard T. Saraf
Partner

Ric enjoys lamp-making, gardening and home improvement projects with his lovely wife, Dianna, and their daughter, Christina.

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EXPERIENCE

Mr. Saraf is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and New York State “Super Lawyer” with more than 25 years of experience defending personal injury cases on behalf of individuals, insurance carriers, product manufacturers, municipalities, school districts, contractors, railroads and trucking companies. Ric focuses a significant portion of his practice on legal issues involving municipal and law enforcement liability, county jails, police and sheriff’s departments, and school districts. He defends such entities against lawsuits brought by detainees, as well as employees, and third-party plaintiff claims for negligence. Ric has published, lectured and presented seminars for many professional and insurance organizations on topics including risk management, employment and municipal law, New York State Labor Law, and capital improvement projects.

 

EDUCATION

  • B.A., English/Political Science, summa cum laude, Canisius College
  • J.D., State University of New York, University at Buffalo Law School

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Legal Counsel, Insurance Club of Buffalo
  • “Buffalo Law Journal” and “Business First” “Who’s Who in Law,” 2007, 2009
  • New York State “Super Lawyer,” 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015
  • Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, top one percent of attorneys in United States

 

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute, Officer, Government Liability Committee
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • National Railroad Trial Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Western New York Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Western New York Insurance Club

 

ADMISSIONS

  • New York State
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York