Kevin M. Habberfield

Kevin M. Habberfield

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Olean, NY

Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP
 | 129 North Union Street, PO Box 648
Olean, NY 14760-0648
Phone: 716-373-1920
Fax: 716-373-3110
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (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: http://blhfirm.com/our-firm/kevin-m-habberfield/

Honors/Awards:

  • Super Lawyer Rising Stars Upstate New York, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars Upstate New York, 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars Upstate New York, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars Upstate New York, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars Upstate New York, 2013
  • 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.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Selected to Best Lawyers, 2018 Personal Injury, New York, 2018
  • American Bar Association Member, 2008
  • Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, 2008
  • Allegany County Bar Association. - Pro Bono Committee.
  • 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.
  • Pennsylvania Association of Justice
  • American Association of Justice
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers  
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Admitted to New York State Bar 2008
  • New York State Bar Association - House of Delegates Representative - 8th Judicial District. 2012 - 2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Trucking crash - $525,000.00
  • Auto Crash - $230,000.00.
  • Slip and Fall = $160,000.00.
  • Auto Crash - $240,000.00.
  • Dog Bite - $300,000.00.
  • Auto crash - $300,000.00.
  • Auto Crash - $500,000.00.
  • Auto Crash - $575,000.00.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mercedez - Benz Master Wrench Award Winner, 2005

Newsletters:

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

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

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

129 North Union Street
PO Box 648
Olean, NY 14760-0648

 

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Last Updated: 3/22/2018

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