While growing up in Western New York, Attorney Stephen Paluch was instilled with the importance of hard work and integrity. Stephen has adhered to these core values during his twenty years of practicing personal injury law. Over his career he has won millions of dollars in personal injury recoveries for his clients. His extensive experience in personal injury is broad and diverse, which involves significant successful litigation and trial experience. Stephen has won thousands of successful results in motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, as well as slip/trip fall cases, dog bite incidents, and work injuries.
Upon beginning his legal career in 1999, Stephen immediately knew that he wanted to practice personal injury law. After practicing personal injury in both the State of Ohio and North Carolina, Stephen and his family moved back to Western New York in 2005, to continue his success in personal injury practice. Since that time, he has been dedicated to representing injury victims throughout Western and Central New York, in getting the recoveries they deserve, following serious injury accidents.
One of the greatest roles of an attorney in advocating for accident victims against insurance companies, is to level the playing field for their client, through knowledge, skill and experience. An attorney must put their skill and experience to work for their client immediately at the investigation stage of the case. The attorney must ascertain and even forecast what issues may be pertinent to the case, and tailor the investigation to identify and obtain all available evidence. In many cases, the most critical evidence must be identified and obtained in the days, if not hours following the accident. Having handled thousands of injury cases, Stephen has developed the skills necessary to accurately identify and obtain the evidence needed to put his client’s case in the best possible position for success.
When handling a personal injury case, a lawyer must be aware that each case is unique to the client. Often the injuries will have a significant impact on the client’s way of life, including job and family. Stephen knows that it is important to give the client the legal advice they need at every point in the case. This includes lost time from work due to the accident, the processing of medical bills and further navigation of the no fault system, how future bills are to be paid should the client have a permanent injury, and further, accurately accessing all evidence of injury and liability to best advise them on settlement versus litigation and, if necessary, trial. As your case develops, and as you continue through the process of treatment and getting back on your feet, Stephen will be there every step of the way to answer your questions and to monitor the impact that your medical treatment is having on your injury case.
Stephen understands how the client’s case has impacted their life, in many cases, permanently. He will fight aggressively to make sure you get the maximum recovery obtainable for your injuries. His goal is to give you peace of mind after your accident, knowing that your case is in strong and capable hands, and to enable you to focus on your family, medical care, and getting back to where you were before the accident, without having to worry about your case. Keeping strong contact with his client’s enables him to accurately assess each case at each stage, and ultimately to determine the precise point that a case can be successfully resolved. Together with our entire team here at the William Mattar Firm, Stephen will work hard to get you the best possible result in your case.
- University at Buffalo (B.A.), 1995
- University of Akron Law School (J.D.), 1998
- Ohio, 1999 (presently inactive)
- North Carolina, 2001 (presently inactive)
- New York, 2005
- U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Professional Associations & Memberships
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Western New York Chapter)