‘Helping People’ Attorney Gives Emotional Presentation to SUNY Law Students

by William Mattar | January 29th, 2016

A plane crash results in damage, devastation, and loss of life that is complex and emotional. Those who help the families of victims find that there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when beginning disaster management.

Scott A. Bylewski, Esq., of William Mattar law offices, recently gave a presentation to a local law class at SUNY Buffalo Law School that addressed this topic. Bylewski’s presentation taught students the legal framework of disaster management using the example of the flight 3407 crash into a Clarence, New York, home in 2009. All passengers and crew were killed in the crash, as well as an individual in the home.

Susan Grelick, professor of Current Topics in Local Government at SUNY Buffalo, said, “Scott’s presentation of this terrible tragedy is moving and impassioned. His presentation has inspired many of the students to participate in public service.”

Some topics that Bylewski covered during the lecture were the incident’s impact on families of victims and surrounding events, federal legislation and litigation, and dispute resolution. Bylewski hopes his passion to help people impacted by devastation inspires others to learn the same techniques.