Samuel Alba

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Akron, NY

Friedman & Ranzenhofer P.C.
 | 74 Main St, Akron, NY 14001
Phone: 716-542-5444
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
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    Junior partner at Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC, Samuel Alba represents clients in the following cities in New York: Batavia, Darien Lake, Alden, Elma, Lewiston, North Tonawanda, Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Williamsville, Amherst, Niagara Falls, Akron, Genesee County, Niagara County, Erie County and Buffalo. His practice area includes matters of criminal law, family law, divorce, personal injury, class action lawsuits, and wage and hour laws.

    Mr. Alba is also the Village Attorney for the Village of Depew where he manages all municipal law issues for one of the greatest villages in Western New York. 

    Mr. Alba manages cases of estate litigation, construction litigation, real estate law and municipal law. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and before the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

    At State University of New York in 2011, he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science and a major in legal studies and theater. Mr. Alba then moved on to law school at University at Buffalo School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor with a major in civil litigation. While in law school, he was a member of two national trial teams and the Jewish Law Students Association’s president.

    Director of the Bar Association of Erie County, Mr. Alba is past president of the PTSA Council. Currently he is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association and the University at Buffalo School of Law Graduates of the Last Decade. Within the American Bar Association, he is on the Young Lawyers’ Committee, the Small Law Committee and the Section of Litigation. He also serves on the Criminal Law Committee, the Matrimonial and Family Law committee and the Young Lawyers Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Family Law
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
    Focus Areas

    Class Actions, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Criminal Law, Wage & Hour Laws

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Rising Stars: 2020

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    About Samuel Alba

    Admitted: 2015, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.wny-lawyers.com/buffalo-attorney-sam-alba/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Williamsville, P.T.S.A. Council, Past president
    • Erie County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Committee, Criminal Law Committee, and the Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, Board of Directors
    • U.B. Law Alumni Association - G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni leadership board member
    • Bar Association of Erie County - Elected Director

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • University at Buffalo Law School student mentoring program (Mentor)
    • Volunteer Lawyers' Project - Matrimonial Mentoring Program (Mentor), 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The Buffalo News published my opinion piece on the dangers of employee misclassification during the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that, now more than ever, those labeled "independent contractors" deserve the protections of employees, Author, Gig Economy Workers Must be Protected in Pandemic, Buffalo News, Employee Misclassification, Employees, Labor And Employment, 2020

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • 3.1 Million Dollar employee classification class action settlement, 2019
    • Class Action Article 78 proceeding resulting in an agreement to delay a local housing authority from increasing the rent of thousands of residents, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • S.U.N.Y. Buffalo State College, B.S. in Legal Studies & Theater (Cum Laude), 2011
    • Academic & Extracurricular Experience: National Trial Team (National Trial Competition Regional Finalist 2013) (Competitor 2014), Albert R. Mugel Tax Moot Court Team Member (National Semifinalist 2014) (Competitor 2013), CLARO (volunteer student attorney 2012), Student Bar Assoc. (elected member 2012), Jewish Law Student Assoc. (President 2013-2014), 2014
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    Office Location for Samuel Alba

    74 Main St
    Akron, NY 14001

    Phone: 716-542-5444

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    Last Updated: 10/1/2020

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