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William J. Gerken

William J. Gerken

Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Insurance Claims ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Biography

William J. Gerken, Esq. is a litigator focusing his practice on matters involving civil litigation, including motor vehicle accident cases, dog bite cases, premises liability cases, labor law, and insurance matters. Mr. Gerken also has resolved numerous cases through alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

In addition to advocating for his clients, Mr. Gerken has presented a course on childhood sexual abuse to other attorneys through the Erie County Bar Association. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Buffalo School of Law and Monroe Community College on litigation topics. Mr. Gerken also has peer-edited a textbook for legal professionals, A Paralegal’s Guide to New York State Civil Procedure (Carosa, 2021).

Mr. Gerken graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law and Rochester Institute of Technology, where he received a degree in political science and journalism. Mr. Gerken is a member of the Inns of Court, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, Erie County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has been appointed as a court evaluator for adult guardianship cases in Erie County.

Mr. Gerken is admitted to practice in all state courts of New York and New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Education
SUNY Buffalo Law School
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Attorney
The Coppola Firm
- Current
Attorney | Law Clerk
Law Office of J. Michael Hayes
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Paralegal's Guide to New York State Civil Procedure
William J. Gerken, Esq. (Editor)
New technology, New legal concerns
Buffalo Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer, Civil Procedure
Monroe Community College
Guest Lecturer, Civil Procedure
Monroe Community College
Child Victims Act, CLE
Erie County Bar Association
Guest Lecturer, Anatomy of a Personal Injury Case
University at Buffalo Law School
Awards
Mediation & Negotiation
International Bar Association
Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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2nd Circuit
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United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
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United States Court of Federal Claims
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United States District Court, Western District of New York
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
The Coppola Firm
Buffalo
4033 Maple Road
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14226
Telephone: (716) 839-9700
Fax: (716) 408-9220
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed