Alan M. Wishnoff, Phillips Lytle Partner

Alan M. Wishnoff

Partner
Buffalo
(716) 847-5448
awishnoff@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Wishnoff concentrates his practice in the defense of personal injury litigation (product liability, workplace accident and negligence) and the prosecution and defense of commercial cases (breach of contract, commercial torts and municipal litigation).

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2014-2017
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Award, American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • The Congressional Coalition on Adoption “Angels in Adoption” Award, 2000

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1979
  • McGill University, B.S., 1976

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Torts, Insurance Practice Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section

Representative Cases

  • Village of Westfield v. Welch’s, 170 F.3d 116 (2d Cir. 1999)
  • PEI Export, Inc. v. Laidlaw Transit, Inc., No. 97-CV-0253E(H) 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11220, (W.D.N.Y. July 6, 1999)
  • Kaczmarek v. Bethlehem Steel Corp., 884 F. Supp. 768 (W.D.N.Y. 1995)
  • Loveless v. Am. Ref-Fuel Co. of Niagara, L.P., 299 A.D.2d 819, 750 N.Y.S.2d 705 (4th Dep’t 2002)
  • In re Adoption of Jarrett, 230 A.D.2d 513, 660 N.Y.S.2d 916 (4th Dep’t 1997)

Past Activities

  • Danang/Quang Nam Fund, Inc., Board of Directors
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association
  • Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY, Board of Directors