Dennis J. Bischof

Dennis J. Bischof

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Williamsville, NY

Dennis J. Bischof, LLC
 | 6720 Main Street, Suite 250
Williamsville, NY 14221-5941
Phone: 716-630-6500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Dennis Bischof's law practice focuses on personal injury litigation. We are fully dedicated and committed to our clients on each and every case from start to finish.  We excel at communicating with our clients and keeping them up to date regarding every aspect of their case. Mr. Bischof began his legal career in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps. A 1986 graduate of Canisius College, Mr. Bischof received his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1989. Mr. Bischof is also an Eagle Scout.

About Dennis Bischof

Admitted: 1990, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.bischoflawfirm.com/about.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Special Service Award from the Bar Association of Erie County in recognition of his dedicated efforts in creating and chairing the Bar Association's annual in-person admissions program to the United States Supreme Court.
  • Eagle Scout.
  • Navy Achievment Medal.  Nation Defense Service Medal.  Mr. Bischof began his legal career in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Judge Advocate General's Corps.   

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 
  • Admitted United States District Court, Northern and Wetern Districts of New York.
  • Admitted Supreme Court of the United States of America.
  • Admitted United States Court of Military Appeals.
  • Admitted in New York, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman for the Negligence Committee, Bar Association of Erie County 2014-2017.
  • Appointed to the New York State Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Advisory Panel.
  • Member New York State Bar Association, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.
  • Appointed to the Supreme Court (Civil) Advisory Committee on E-Filing which advises New York's Chief Administrative Judge on E-Filing in civil courts of superior jurisdiction.  
  • Elected President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Buffalo Chapter, 2009-2011; elected as Vice-President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Buffalo Chapter, 2007-2008.
  • Member of the Bar Association of Erie County's Solo and Small Law Firm Practice Committee and the Committee on Veteran's and Service Member's Legal Issues.
  • Elected to the Board of Directors for the Bar Association of Erie County in June 2007 (Treasurer 2008-2009; Deputy Treasurer 2007-2008).
  • Serves on the New York State Bar Association's Law Practice Management Committee.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lawyers for the Arts committee member - contributing musician and contributing artist.  Lawyers for the Arts gathers an all lawyer cast of musicians and artists to raise funds for local arts groups.  Grants are awarded through Give for Greatness.
  • Boy Scouts of America, Greater Niagara Frontier Council, committee member for annual Fire and Ice fundraiser.
  • Attorney mentor with the University at Buffalo Law School's mentoring program for first year law students.
  • Board President for Tonawanda's Council on the Arts for the Carnegie Art Center, August 2000 through August 2006.
  • Eagle Scout Recognition Day Executive Committee for the Boy Scouts of America, Greater Niagara Frontier Council.
  • Established and chairman of semi-annual "Sabres v. Esquires" hockey game/fundraiser benefiting the Erie County Bar Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres Alimni Association.  Captain, team Esquires. 

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Be Prepared - Planning Ahead: CLE Moderator, Erie Institute of Law and NYSBA
  • Meet the Judges: Civil Edition Seminar Moderator, Erie Institute of Law
  • Risk Management CLE Seminar Moderator, Erie Institute of Law
  • Syracuse Law Review, associate editor.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Masters in Trial CLE.  Plaintiff's team leader for a trial demonstration from opening statements through jury deliberation conducted at the US Courthouse, WDNY.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Masters in Trial: Ultimate Trial Notebook.  Organized and lectured at this ABOTA trial advocacy CLE program.   
  • Educate the public about legal matters by volunteering time and appearing on "You and the Law", part of the National Public Radio "All Things Considered" radio program.  You and the Law is underwritten by the Erie County Bar Foundation and the Bar Association of Erie County.   
  • Cyberlaw: Constitutional Requirements for In Personam Jurisdiction co-authored with Dan D. Kohane, Esq.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Has prosecuted many jury trials to verdict.
  • Created the Bar Association of Erie County's annual in-person admissions program to the United States Supreme Court which has been ongoing since 1993.  Annually appears before the United States Supreme Court and moves the admission of applicants from the Bar Association of Erie County.    
  • Has argued two cases before the New York Court of Appeals, New York's highest Appellate Court.  Has argued numerous appeals before the State of New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department.
  • Created, organizes, and participates as team captain in semi-annual exhibition hockey game "Sabres v. Esquires" - a team of attorneys from the Bar Association of Erie County who competed against a team consisting of Buffalo Sabres Alumni.  The charity event raises money for the Erie County Bar Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association.  The Sabres Alumni remain undefeated.

Educational Background:

  • A 1986 graduate of Canisius College, Mr. Bischof received his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1989, where he was Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review.

Industry Groups

  • Insurance Defense
  • Office Location for Dennis J. Bischof

    6720 Main Street
    Suite 250
    Williamsville, NY 14221-5941

     

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    Last Updated: 5/17/2017

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