Car Accident Attorney
Attorney Danielle Bruno is originally from Grand Island, New York, and she graduated from Grand Island High School. In 2012, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University at Buffalo (“UB”). At UB, Danielle interned within the internal affairs and domestic violence units at the Niagara Falls Police Department. She also interned with the Erie County District Attorney’s office during this time.
Danielle went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal in Jacksonville, Florida where she graduated with honors as a Dean’s Scholar and Staff Editor on the Law Review. During law school, Danielle completed an internship with the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission where she evaluated and researched employment discrimination cases. She also interned for a Judge within the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
While living in Florida and attending law school, Danielle worked at the Dickens Law Firm, which focused on family law and divorce cases. Although she loved her time living in Florida, she decided to attend the University at Buffalo’s Law School (“UB Law”) during her third year of law school. She always knew that she wanted to come back to Buffalo aka home. While attending UB Law, Danielle interned at the Assigned Counsel Program of Buffalo and the Criminal Law Practicum. She focused on criminal law cases while learning New York law at UB.
After graduating from Law School and being admitted to practice law, Danielle began working as a Staff Attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services (“NLS”). At NLS, Danielle frequently appeared in Niagara County courts where she represented tenants facing eviction. A notable case of hers changed “water shut off” requirements in Niagara County. Specifically, landlords are now required to attest that there is no persons living on the premises before opting to shut off the water. She is passionate about preventing homelessness, helping people, and making a difference within the community.
After her time at NLS, Danielle joined the William Mattar team. She states the following: “I chose to work as an attorney at William Mattar because I thoroughly enjoy helping those in need. Not only do I find enjoyment in getting clients compensated, but I also value my time in the office with remarkable staff members. I am happy to be a part of the William Mattar team, while together; we are getting the best results possible. Making sure that we hold those accountable for their negligent acts is very important to me. It is only right to compensate individuals who have been wrongfully injured. I could not imagine a career in any other area of the law, or any other firm at that.”
Danielle is a member of the WNY Trial Law Association, and she volunteers at Grand Island High School. At the high school, she is the attorney mock trial coach. She coaches the students in their preparation for local mock trial competitions. Danielle enjoys watching the students grow in their knowledge of the courts along with their inspirations of being future attorneys. She is also a member of a political organization on Grand Island, and she volunteers her time assisting in local campaigns and elections. Danielle is committed to supporting her community, as Grand Island is endearing to her.
During her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time on the water in the summer, especially boating and jet skiing. Being on the water is comforting to her. Then in the winter, Danielle goes snowboarding and travels to Vermont. She travels throughout the year as well. Because she cherished her time in Jacksonville, Florida, Danielle visits Florida at least one time a year to reunite with her law school friends. As for traveling desires, she wants to go to Greece within the near future because she loves Greek food.
Danielle has two dogs rescue dogs, Lily and Molly. Lily is a Yorkshire Terrier and Molly is a Jack Russell. She enjoys spending extra time with them. Danielle also appreciates spending time with her family, friends, and coworkers.
- University at Buffalo (BA) 2012
- Florida Coastal, Jacksonville, FL (J.D.) 2016
- New York State 2017
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Bar Association of Erie County