Paul B. Zuydhoek, Phillips Lytle Counsel

Paul B. Zuydhoek

(716) 847-7094
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Mr. Zuydhoek concentrates in the defense of personal injury litigation (product liability, workplace accident and exposure) and the prosecution and defense of commercial cases (breach of contract, commercial torts, defamation and lender liability).

Admitted to Practice

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

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2009 Buffalo Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2017


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1968
  • Kenyon College, B.A., 1965

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Former Officer

Representative Cases

  • Healy v. Rich Prods. Corp., 981 F.2d 68 (2d Cir. 1992)
  • Mercy Hospital of Buffalo v. NLRB, 668 F.2d 661 (2d Cir. 1982)
  • United States v. FMC Corp., 572 F.2d 902 (2d Cir. 1978)
  • Burns v. Imagine Films Entm’t, Inc., 92-CV-243S, 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24653 (W.D.N.Y. August 23, 2001)
  • Olejniczak v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 79 F. Supp. 2d 209 (W.D.N.Y. 1999)
  • Martin v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co., 999 F. Supp. 416 (W.D.N.Y. 1998)
  • Ferreri v. McGhan Med. Corp., 95 Civ. 6189, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14196 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 17, 1997)
  • Pilot Air Freight Corp. v. City of Buffalo, 91-CV-0308E(M), U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2800 (W.D.N.Y. March 8, 1996)
  • Hunt v. Bankers Trust Co., 689 F. Supp. 666 (N.D. Tex. 1987)
  • Dunlop Tire & Rubber Corp. v. FMC Corp., 90 Misc. 2d 876, 396 N.Y.S.2d 307 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1977)

Present Activities

  • Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc., Past Director and President
  • Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers
  • United Way of Buffalo and Erie County

Past Activities

  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Board of Trustees