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Kevin M. Habberfield Esq. - Olean, NY

129 N Union St.Floor 2 Olean, NY 14760

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Updated: 10/12/2023

Olean Personal Injury Lawyer

Overview

I joined Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP as an Associate attorney in 2008. I was made equity Partner there in April of 2011. Prior to being an attorney I was a Diagnostic Technician with Mercedes-Benz. I am from Scio, New York and a Scio Central School Graduate. I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and graduated cum laude from law school at the State University of New York at Buffalo...

I joined Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP as an Associate attorney in 2008. I was made equity Partner there in April of 2011. Prior to being an attorney I was a Diagnostic Technician with Mercedes-Benz. I am from Scio, New York and a Scio Central School Graduate. I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and graduated cum laude from law school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. I am admitted to practice law in both New York and Pennsylvania.

I am a member of the American Association for Justice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Allegany County Bar Association (Pro Bono Committee), Cattaraugus County Bar Association (Continuing Legal Education Committee, Secretary/Treasurer 2012, Vice-President 2013, President 2014, Immediate Past President 2015), the University of Buffalo Alumni Association, New York State Bar Association (2012 - 2014 House of Delegates Representative - 8th Judicial District), New York State Trial Lawyers Western Region Affiliate (Vice President 2019 and President 2020), Pennsylvania Association of Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Association, US News & World Reports Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers as well as the American Bar Association. I was also fortunate enough to win the Robert J. Connelly Trial Advocacy Award from the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Currently I reside in Hamburg, New York with my wife Melissa and our triplet daughters Peyton, Reese and Mika. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the SPCA Serving Allegany County, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Wellsville Country Club, a member of the Board of Directors of the Cattaraugus County United Way (Vice-President 2012, President 2013-2014, Immediate Past President 2015 - 2016) and I am active in volunteering with the Saint Bonaventure University Mock Trial program.

In my free time I chase my kids, play sports and golf as much as humanly possible. I handle personal injury, civil litigation and insurance matters in New York and Pennsylvania.

Hopefully, you will never need a negligence attorney but, if you do, please give me a call. I will be happy to speak to you and answer any questions you may have at no cost and will not treat you like a number.

About Kevin M. Habberfield Esq.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2008

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Western Region Affiliate, 2018 - 2019 (Vice President)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Western Region Affiliate, 2019 - 2020 (President)
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (Member)
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association (Continuing Legal Education Committee)
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association, 2012 - Present (Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association, 2013 - Present (Vice-President)
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association, 2014 - Present (President)
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association, 2015 - Present (Immediate Past President)
  • University of Buffalo Alumni Association (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association, 2012 - 2014 (House of Delegates Representative – 8th Judicial District)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Justice (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Allegany County Bar Association (Pro Bono Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association, 2008 - Present (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Passing the Bar Exam, SUNY Buffalo, 2009 - 2011
  • Critical Analysis in Litigation , SUNY Buffalo, 2012
  • St. Bonaventure Mock Trial Program, St. Bonaventure University, 2008 - Present
  • Guest Lecturer, The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, SPCA Serving Allegany County, 2008 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Cattaraugus County United Way, Past Member, July 1, 2008 - April 15, 2018
  • Bartlett Country Club, November 11, 2016 - Present
  • Wellsville Country Club, Past Member, January 1, 2010 - January 1, 2013
  • St. Bonaventure Mock Trial Program, August 1, 2008 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Cattaraugus County United Way, Vice President, 2012 - Present
  • Board of Director, Cattaraugus County United Way, President, 2013 - 2014
  • Board of Directors, Cattaraugus County United Way, Immediate Past President, 2015 - 2016
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks – Wellsville Lodge #1495

Past Positions

  • Mercedes Benz of Rochester, Diagnostic Technician, 2000 - 2005
  • New York Daily Record, Legal Analyst/Reporter, 2006 - 2008

Education

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 2008
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • The College at Brockport, State University of New York, Brockport, New York
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: With High Honors
    Major: Criminal Justice

Ancillary Businesses

  • Lobbying for Animal Rights in NY

References

References

  • Jeff Black
  • Ethan Lyle
  • Melissa Habberfield
  • Paul Isaac

Articles

Published Works

  • Selecting the Medical Expert, New York State Bar Association, 2009

Office Information

Address

129 N Union St.Floor 2 Olean, NY 14760

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Kevin M. Habberfield

Included on the 2024 Upstate New York list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Kevin M. Habberfield on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Super Lawyer, 2019-2023
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2018
  • US News & World Reports Best Lawyers, 2018-2023
  • Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award, Western New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Mercedes-Benz Master Wrench Award, 2005

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