John C. Spitzmiller

Of Counsel
(716) 847-7011
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Mr. Spitzmiller has been practicing for more than 37 years and concentrates in the areas of estate planning and all phases of estate and trust administration, including tax advice and estate and trust litigation.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Florida

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2011


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1972
  • Georgetown University, B.A., 1968

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Practice and Procedure in Surrogate`s Court Committee, Former Chair
  • Estate Analysts of Western New York, Former President
  • Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York, Former President
  • Florida State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • House of Delegates, Former Delegate
    • Trusts and Estates Law Section, Former Chairperson
  • The New York Bar Foundation, Fellow

Present Activities

  • Connors Residential Treatment Facility, Director
  • Stanley Falk School, Director