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Terrence M. Connors

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Litigation
  • Representation of Professionals
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • White Collar Investigation
  • Appeals

Biography

Education

  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • The Edwin F. Jaeckle Award — the highest accolade the
      School of Law can bestow on an alumnus who brings honor
      to the School and the profession.
    • Chair, National Board of Advisors for the Law School
      Advocacy Institute which includes the Innocence and Justice
      Project.
    • Buffalo Law Review Award for outstanding achievements in
      the legal profession.
    • The Jury Deliberation Room in the Law School Courtroom
      has been named the Terrence M. Connors Jury Deliberation
      Room.
    • Distinguished Alumnus Award for the private practice of law
    • Instructor, Trial Technique Program
    • Former Member of the Dean’s Advisory Counsel
    • Chair of the Campaign for U.B. : Generation to Generation
  • Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
    • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
    • Co-Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team
    • Member, Canisius College DiGamma Honor Society
    • Guest of Honor at 1995 DiGamma Reception
    • Member, Board of Regents of the College
    • Distinguished Alumnus Award

Honors

  • Fellow and Former Upstate Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Membership in that organization is by invitation only, and limited to 1% of the lawyers in each State.
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in that organization is by invitation only, and limited to a total of 500 trial lawyers in the United States.
  • Chambers U.S.A. (Ranked) — Band 1 for Litigation; commenting that Terry is a “phenomenal trial lawyer” and “for the bet-the-company case.”
  • Super Lawyers® Upstate New York — ranked number 1 in Upstate New York for seven straight years.
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (New York: Woodward White 1987) –listed in nine separate categories: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Personal injury, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, and Criminal Law — White Collar and Non-White Collar. Designated as Lawyer of the Year seven times: Personal Injury, twice in White Collar Defense, twice in Bet-the-Company Litigation and twice in Legal Malpractice.
  • Lawyer of the Year — Erie County Bar Association.
  • Attorney Professionalism Award — New York State Bar Association
  • Hon. Thurgood S. Marshall Award as Outstanding Criminal Practitioner in New York State.
  • Charles S. Crimi Award recognizing the Professional Career of a Defense Lawyer in Private Practice who embodies the highest ideals of the Criminal Justice Section of the New York State Bar Association.
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer — National Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum — Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Member, Committee on Character and Fitness for the Eighth Judicial District of the State of New York
  • Member, Committee on Admissions and Grievances of the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit
  • Board of Directors of the Erie County Bar Association
  • Board of Governors of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
  • Power 250, Western New York’s Most Influential People
  • City & State Magazine, Law Power 50, identifying Terry as one of the most influential lawyers in the State of New YorkBar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers — Civil Trial Practice, Criminal Trial Practice, and Appellate Practice
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Legal Analyst, WIVB Buffalo, New York

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner