William J. Brennan, Phillips Lytle Senior Counsel

William J. Brennan

Senior Counsel
Buffalo
(716) 847-7042
wbrennan@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Brennan concentrates in the area of civil litigation with particular emphasis in contract and commercial tort cases, RICO actions, lender liability actions and insurance coverage cases. He regularly chairs Continuing Legal Education panels sponsored by the New York State Bar Association concerning trial tactics and techniques.

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

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2013-2017

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1976
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1968

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Commercial and Federal Law Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • The Federal Bar Council

Past Activities

  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1978-1984
  • United States Marine Corps, Infantry Officer, 1968-1972