Kevin M. Habberfield

Kevin M. Habberfield

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Olean, NY

Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP
 | 129 North Union Street, Second Floor
Olean, NY 14760-0648
Phone: 716-373-1920
Fax: 716-373-3110
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    I joined this firm as an associate attorney in 2008. I was made equity Partner here in April of 2011. Prior to being an attorney I was a Diagnostic Technician with Mercedes-Benz of Rochester. I am from Scio, New York and a Scio Central School Graduate. 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.  Currently I reside in Hamburg, New York with my wife Melissa and our triplet daughters, Peyton, Reese and Mika, a.k.a "the trips."

    I am a member of the Board of Directors of the SPCA Serving Allegany County, the Bartlett Country Club and the Board of Directors of the Cattaraugus County United Way (Vice President 2012, President 2013 - 2014, Immediate Past President 2015-2016) and I am active in volunteering with the Saint Bonaventure University Mock Trial program.

    When I am not chasing the trips you can find me on the golf course or in the woods. I handle personal injury, civil litigation and insurance matters in New York and Pennsylvania.  Hopefully, you will never need a negligence attorney but, if you do, please give me a call. I will be happy to speak to you and answer any questions you may have at no cost and I will not treat you like a number.


    About Kevin Habberfield

    Admitted: 2008, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars Upstate New York, 2014
    • 2018 Super Lawyers - Rising Star Upstate New York, Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2018
    • Super Lawyer Rising Stars Upstate New York, 2017
    • Robert J. Connelly Award - These awards are presented to the students who have the best performance record in the course in trial technique, as selected by their instructors. The award is presented in honor of Robert J. Connelly, who was an exceptionally able trial lawyer prior to his tragic and untimely death at age 44. The awards are presented by the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association., Robert J. Connelly Excellence in Trial Advocacy, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars Upstate New York, 2015
    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars Upstate New York, 2013
    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars Upstate New York, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Bar Association - House of Delegates Representative - 8th Judicial District. 2012 - 2014
    • Vice President - 2018 to 2019 President - 2019 to 2020
    • Allegany County Bar Association. - Pro Bono Committee.
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • Pennsylvania Association of Justice
    • Cattaraugus County Bar Association. - Secretary Treasurer 2011 - 2012 - Vice President 2012 - 2013 - President 2013 - 2014 - Immediate Past President 2015 - Continuing Legal Education Committee 2008 - Present.
    • Selected to Best Lawyers, 2018 Personal Injury, New York, 2018
    • Admitted to New York State Bar 2008
    • American Association of Justice
    • Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, 2008
    • American Bar Association Member, 2008
    • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers  

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Beneveloent and Protective Order of the Elks - Wellsville lodge #1495. 2012 - Present
    • St. Bonaventure University Mock Trial Team Advisor/Coach. 2008 - Present
    • Bartlett Country Club - Member Board of Directors
    • Board of Directors of the SPCA Serving Allegany County. 2008 - Present
    • Guest lecturer at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.
    • Board of Directors of the Cattaraugus County United Way. 2008 - Present, Vice President 2011 - 2012, President 2012 - 2014, Immediate Past President 2015 - 2016.


    • Auto Crash - $575,000.00.
    • Auto Crash - $240,000.00.
    • Auto Crash - $500,000.00.
    • Dog Bite - $300,000.00.
    • Auto Crash - $230,000.00.
    • Trucking crash - $725,000.00
    • Auto crash - $300,000.00.
    • Slip and Fall = $160,000.00.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Mercedez - Benz Master Wrench Award Winner, 2005


    • Check out our website which is regularly updated with legal news for both NY and Pennsylvania.      

    Educational Background:

    • SUNY Brockport B.S., 2000
    • University of Buffalo Law School J.D., 2008

    Industry Groups

    • Civil Lititgation
    • Insurance Law
    • Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Plaintiff's Personal Injury
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    Office Location for Kevin M. Habberfield

    129 North Union Street
    Second Floor
    Olean, NY 14760-0648

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    Last Updated: 4/9/2020

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