Neil A. Pawlowski

Neil A. Pawlowski

Founding partner
Location:
Buffalo, New York
Phone:
716-575-7870
716-575-5LAW
716-575-5DWI
Fax:
716-203-6730
Email:

Neil is an experienced litigator who represents clients in both State and Federal Courts in all facets of litigation. He concentrates his practice in the areas of residential real estate transactions, wills, trusts and estates law, family law, and criminal defense law.

Neil is a former middle school social studies teacher and Teach for America Corps member in Brooklyn, New York. He has received his masters degree in teaching from Pace University, and he graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Political Science.

Before becoming a founding partner at Duggan Pawlowski & Cooke LLP, Neil focused his practice on insurance defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, and real property law.

During law school, Neil was a senior member of the Buffalo Moot Court Board and a quarter-finalist in the Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition. He also provided representation to clients through the University at Buffalo Law School's Community and Economic Development Clinic, and was a recipient of the 2008 Buffalo Public Interest Law Program Fellowship. In addition, Neil was President of the Buffalo Criminal Law Society and Director of the Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition, which is held annually in Buffalo, New York.

Neil has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and New York State.

Areas of Practice

  • DWI Defense
  • Criminal Defense
  • Vehicle and Traffic Tickets
  • Family Law
  • Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Wills, Estates and Probate
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Business and Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Buffalo Moot Court Board, Senior Member
    • Honors: Quarter-finalist in the Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Community and Economic Development Clinic, University at Buffalo Law School
    • Honors: Buffalo Public Interest Law Program Fellowship, 2008
  • Pace University, MST
  • University of Rochester
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Charles Dautch Award for Excellence in the Law of Real Property, University at Buffalo Law School , 2010 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Evergreen Health Services, Board Member
  • Buffalo Reformed, Board Member
  • Western New York Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter
  • Buffalo Criminal Law Society, President
  • Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition, Director

Past Employment Positions

  • Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP, Associate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Teach for America Corps member in Brooklyn, New York
  • University at Buffalo Law School’s Community and Economic Development Clinic