I joined Dwyer, Black & Lyle, LLP as an associate attorney in 2008 and became a partner there in 2011. In 2015, we changed the name to Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP. I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and graduated cum laude from law school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. I am admitted to practice law in both New York and Pennsylvania. I am a member of the American Association for Justice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Allegany County Bar Association (Pro Bono Committee), Cattaraugus County Bar Association (Continuing Legal Education Committee, Secretary/Treasurer 2012, Vice-President 2013, President 2014, Immediate Past President 2015), the University of Buffalo Alumni Association, New York State Bar Association (2012 - 2014 House of Delegates Representative - 8th Judicial District), Pennsylvania Association of Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Association as well as the American Bar Association. I have been selected as a "Rising Star" by Superlawyers 2013- 2017. I am member of Board of Directors at the Bartlett Country Club, on the Board of Directors for the Cattaraugus County United Way (Vice-President 2012, President 2013 - 2014, Immediate Past President 2015-2016) and a member of the Board of Directors of the SPCA Serving Allegany County. I volunteer with the Saint Bonaventure University Mock Trial team, lecture at the SUNY at Buffalo School of Law and am a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. I am a rabid (yes - rabid) golfer.