Cheryl A. Possenti: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Cheryl A. Possenti

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Product Liability
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Regulatory Compliance
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5444
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1978
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1982 Buffalo Law Review, Senior Editor
Admitted1983, New York; U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York

Professional Affiliations

•DRI, Product Liability Committee and Children's Products Specialized Litigation Group, past chair and current panel counsel liaison
•New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
•Bar Association of Erie County; Negligence Committee and Health Law Committee
•Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
•Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence, served on the Board of Directors

Civic Activities

•Spaulding Lake Homeowners Association, Past President

BornYonkers, New York, December 9, 1957

Cheryl Possenti is a trial lawyer and founding partner of the firm with more than 30 years of experience in the defense of complex personal injury actions. She specializes in product liability and professional malpractice actions. In addition to her litigation and trial experience on a statewide and national basis including the defense of class actions, she also has extensive experience in the area of product recalls, mandatory government reporting and related issues arising from dealings with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies.

Cheryl is the past Chair and Counsel Liaison of the Children's Products Specialized Litigation Group of the Defense Research Institute's (DRI) Product Liability Committee. In addition, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence (SPLiCE). Cheryl was named a 2014 Client Choice Awards winner. She was the only lawyer in New York State - and one of just five in the United States and nine in the world - to be recognized in the product liability category. These unique awards are based solely on nominations and feedback by clients and in-house counsel.

Cheryl serves as counsel to two of the world's foremost makers of toys and children's products, and is national coordinating counsel for certain recalled products. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and was a Buffalo Law Review Senior Editor. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany.


•Client Choice Award: Product Liability in New York State (2014)

Best Lawyers in America 2015 (Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)

•Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014

•Selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell for inclusion in 2013 Women Leaders in the Law

•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent

Business First's Who's Who in Law (Civil Litigation)

Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition

•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Personal Injury Defense: Products)

•Buffalo Business First Women of Influence

Civic Activities

•Spaulding Lake Homeowners Association, Past President


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Cheryl A. Possenti

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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