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Melissa D. Wischerath - Buffalo, NY

42 Delaware AvenueSuite 120 Buffalo, NY 14202- 3924

Updated: 08/22/2019

Buffalo Accidents and Personal Injury Lawyer


Melissa D. Wischerath represents clients who have suffered a personal injury. She focuses her practice on recovering damages for clients in all manner of personal injury cases, including:
  • Construction Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Defective Products/Products Liability
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Discrimination
  • Civil Rights
  • Toxic Torts

About Melissa D. Wischerath

Practice Areas

  • Accidents and Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Dog Bite Injury
  • Farm Accidents
  • Injury on Property
  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Tourist Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate


Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2013
  • New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • Bar Association of Erie County (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Oregon State Bar Association (Member)


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York, 2011
  • Fordham University, 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • Advisory Board of Directors, Northwest Land Conservation Trust
  • Board of Directors, Campaign for Greater Buffalo

Classes and Seminars

  • 34th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, How to Start and Run a Public Interest Law Practice, 2016
  • 33rd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Reclaiming the Promise of Home Rule to Protect the Environment, 2015
  • Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, “Earned Sick Leave, Preemption and the Powers of Local Government,” 2014
  • CLE Access to Justice, CLE on the Federal District Court Pro Bono Panel, 2014
  • 32nd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Food Systems and Environmental Law, 2014



  • Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer, 2017 - Present
  • Honorable James M. Burns Federal Practice Award, 2016 - Present
  • Lawyer of Distinction, 2018 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013 - 2015

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Office Information


42 Delaware AvenueSuite 120 Buffalo, NY 14202- 3924


  • (716) 855-1580

Accepts Credit Cards



Representative Cases

  • S.G.W. V. EUGENE SCH. DIST.: Recovered an award of attorney fees on behalf of a prevailing party
  • S.G.W., T.B., and M.B.W. v. Eugene School District: Won on appeal and defeated all cross appeals
  • Long v. Gill et al: Civil rights; won by unanimous jury verdict in citizen’s favor. 42 U.S.C. 1983 Civil rights case under 4th Amendment and 14th Amendment due process violations

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