Dennis J. Bischof

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Williamsville, NY

Dennis J. Bischof, LLC
 | 6720 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221-5941
Phone: 716-267-6403
Fax: 716-630-6501
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
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    Our firm is fully dedicated and committed to customer service. We provide the one on one attention your case deserves. Whether returning phone calls promptly, responding to emails, or answering any questions you may have about your case, we are dedicated to serving you.

    Attorney Dennis J. Bischof is the founder and owner of the Dennis J. Bischof, LLC, law firm in Williamsville, New York. Serving clients throughout Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans, Monroe and Onondaga counties, Mr. Bischof focuses his practice mainly on personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from car accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. He also handles claims resulting from slip-and-fall accidents, workplace and construction accidents, and other preventable tragedies.

    Mr. Bischof began his legal career in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commaner in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. During his career, he has tried numerous cases to verdict in various state and federal courts throughout New York and he has gained significant appellate experience arguing cases before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department and the New York Court of Appeals.

    Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Bischof currently serves as chairman for the Bar Association of Erie County's Solo and Small Practice Committee. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association's Law Practice Management Committee, and he accepted an appointment to serve on the New York State Supreme Court (Civil) Advisory Committee on e-filing.

    Recognized for his professionalism and outstanding contributions to his profession, Mr. Bischof earned a Special Service Award from the Bar Association of Erie County. He has also received numerous other accolades from his peers along with many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    After graduating from Canisius College in 1986, Mr. Bischof attended Syracuse University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1989 and served as associate editor of the Syracuse Law Review. He holds his license to practice in New York, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    An accomplished musician, Mr. Bischof also supports his local arts community through his involvement with Lawyers for the Arts and through the Tonawanda's Council on the Arts for the Carnegie Art Center. He also mentors law students at the University at Buffalo School of Law and he has served as a member of the Eagle Scout Recognition Day Executive Committee for the Boy Scouts of America.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2015 - 2020

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    About Dennis Bischof

    Admitted: 1990, New York

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

    Honors/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.
    • Navy Achievement 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.
    • Eagle Scout.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Committee for Veterans' and Service Members', Bar Association of Erie County
    • Board of Directors, Bar Association of Erie County, 2007
    • Chairman for the Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee, Bar Association of Erie County
    • Member, New York State Bar Association's Law Practice Management Committee.
    • Member New York State Bar Association, Bar Association of Erie County, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.
    • Appointed to the New York 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.
    • Appointed to the New York State Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Advisory Panel.
    • Member of the Bar Association of Erie County's Negligence Committee, Solo and Small Law Firm Practice Committee, and the Committee on Veteran's and Service Member's Legal Issues.
    • Served as President and Vice-President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Buffalo Chapter
    • Served as Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer for the Bar Association of Erie County
    • Served as Chairman for the Negligence Committee, Bar Association of Erie County

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Established and chairman of semi-annual "Sabres v. Esquires" hockey game/fundraiser benefiting the Erie County Bar Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association. Captain, team Esquires.
    • 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.
    • Served as Board President for Tonawanda's Council on the Arts for the Carnegie Art Center
    • Attorney mentor with the University at Buffalo Law School's mentoring program.
    • Boy Scouts of America, Greater Niagara Frontier Council, committee member for annual Fire and Ice fundraiser.
    • Eagle Scout Recognition Day Executive Committee for the Boy Scouts of America, Greater Niagara Frontier Council.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Solo Practitioner Conference, CLE Moderator, Erie Institute of Law and NYSBA
    • Creating a file retention and destruction policy
    • 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.   
    • 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.   
    • Risk Management CLE Seminar Moderator, Erie Institute of Law
    • Meet the Judges: Civil Edition Seminar Moderator, Erie Institute of Law
    • Be Prepared - Planning Ahead: CLE Moderator, Erie Institute of Law and NYSBA
    • Syracuse Law Review, associate editor.
    • Cyberlaw: Constitutional Requirements for In Personal Jurisdiction co-authored with Dan D. Kohane, Esq.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Has prosecuted many jury trials to verdict.
    • Created, organizes, and participates as team captain in semi-annual exhibition hockey game "Sabres Alumni 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.
    • Created, organizes and runs the Bar Association of Erie County's annual in-person admissions program to the United States Supreme Court.  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.

    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.
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    Office Location for Dennis J. Bischof

    6720 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221-5941

    Phone: 716-267-6403

    Fax: 716-630-6501

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