Thomas P. Kawalec

Thomas P. Kawalec: Attorney with Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer & Monte, P.C. AV stamp icon



Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 1998

Published Works

Chapter 29 - "Fire Insurance and Property Insurance", in Insurance Law Practice, Second Edition, published by the New York State Bar Association, 2006

Classes/Seminars Taught

"New Developments in Personal Injury Litigation - Healthcare Insurers' Right of Subrogation and Medicare Repayment Issues" for the Erie Institute of Law (Erie County Bar Association) - May 26, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

Advocates Club

Charles S. Desmond Inn of Court - Barrister (Director)

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce

Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York (Treasurer)

Erie County Bar Association

Negligence Committee

Employment Law Committee

New York State Bar Association

Trial Lawyers Committee

Trial Evidence Committee.


Areas of Practice (9)

  • Civil Defense Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Discrimination Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Defense
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716-650-4761  Phone
(716) 852-3600  Phone
University Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., Political Science and International Studies, 1995
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1998, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1998, New York; 2001, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York; 2013, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court
Erie County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Charles S. Desmond Inn of Court
Claims and Litigation Management (CLM)
SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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