Paul D. McCormick: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Paul D. McCormick

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Transportation
  • Global Insurance Services
  • General Liability
  • Appellate
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5466
Fax: 716.566.5401
University Canisius College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1990
Law SchoolAlbany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1993
Admitted1994, New York; U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Civic Activities

•Cub Scout Den Co-Leader, Cub Scout Pack 1776, Greater Niagara Frontier Council (Red Jacket District), Boy Scouts of America
•Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Council

BornBuffalo, New York, February 8, 1968

John McConnell represents Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in matters involving product liability, civil rights, premises liability, construction, and premises security. In addition, John handles commercial matters including breach of contract claims, as well as complex contractual and insurance issues. He has conducted all phases of litigation, including trials in state and federal court cases, as well as mediations and arbitrations.

Highlights of John's experience include:
•Successfully defending a Fortune 500 company and employee in a false arrest matter. The plaintiff brought suit claiming that the employee filed a false police report against him. The defense demonstrated that the conduct of the employee was protected by the shopkeeper's privilege.
•Successfully defending a Fortune 500 retailer in a premises liability matter. The plaintiff brought suit for property damage and lost earnings claiming the defendant's employees were negligent. At a bench trial, the defense proved that the defendant's employees did follow store protocol and were not negligent.
•Successfully defending an individual driver and business owner following a motor vehicle accident. The plaintiff brought suit claiming the defendant-employee driver was negligent. At a bench trial, the defense proved that the employee did not negligently operate his motor vehicle.

While receiving his juris doctorate from Villanova University School of Law, John was a member of the Trial Competition Team and participated in student government. John received his bachelor of business administration degree from Loyola University. He graduated summa cum laude and received both a Loyola Medal of Merit and Loyola Senior Athlete Scholars Award. John was captain of the school's Division I men's tennis team from 2001 to 2003, and graduated in 2003 as Loyola's all-time leader in singles and doubles victories. He received the team's Most Valuable Player and Most Dedicated Player awards each season.

Goldberg Segalla Named a New Jersey Powerhouse by Law360
June 26, 2014

John M. McConnell Joins Goldberg Segalla
June 6, 2014

publication & presentation

Co-Author, “Discussion of Removal Issues Arising From Arbitration Cases,” The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 274, No. 71, April 12, 2013
Author, “Court Chews Tenant Up; Spits Landlord Out,” Defense Digest, December 2008


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Paul D. McCormick

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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