ATTORNEYS

PARTNERS

PHILIP C. BARTH III
pbarth@barthbehr.com

Law School: State University of New York at Buffalo, Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence, J.D. (1988).

Practice Areas: Trial and Appellate Litigation; Environmental and Toxic Tort Law;Labor and Construction Law; Motor Vehicle Law; Premises Liability; Products Liability; Transportation and Trucking Law; Arbitration and Mediation.

Memberships: Defense Research Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel; Buffalo Claims Association; Western New York Defense Trial Lawyers Association; Erie County and New York State Bar Associations.

Admitted: All courts of the State of New York; U.S. District Courts, Western and Northern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Experience: Trial Attorney, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.

Born: Buffalo, New York, February 11, 1957.

LAURENCE D. BEHR
lbehr@barthbehr.com

Law School: State University of New York at Buffalo, Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence, J.D. magna cum laude (1981). Member and Senior Editor, Buffalo Law Review (1979-1981). Sea Grant Fellow (1980). Moot Prize for Academic Excellence (1980).

Practice Areas: Trial and Appellate Litigation; Environmental and Toxic Tort Law;Fire Loss Investigations and Defense; Insurance Coverage; Labor and Construction Law; Motor Vehicle Law; Premises Liability; Municipal Liability; Police Action Law; Products Liability; Professional Liability; Special Investigations; Transportation and Trucking Law; Arbitration and Mediation.

Memberships: Buffalo Claims Association; Western New York Defense Trial Lawyers Association; Erie County and New York State Bar Associations; National Lawyers Association; American College of Barristers, Senior Counsel.

Admitted: All courts of the State of New York; U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court.

Experience: Confidential Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge John T. Elfvin, Western District of New York (1981-1983); Partner, Saperston & Day, P.C.; Partner, Lustig & Brown LLP. Mayoral Appointee to the Nominating Committee, City of Buffalo Board of Ethics (1988-1997).

Publications: Co-Author: "Examining the Plaintiff's Burden of Proof In Injury Enhancement Cases," New York State Bar Journal, April, 1985. Co-Author: "Underinsured Motorists Coverage: The New York Experience," The Arbitration Journal, September, 1987. Author: "Significant Recent Developments in The Law of 'Bad Faith' in New York," Insurance, Negligence and Compensation LawJournal, June, 1993. Author: Bad Faith: "Gross Disregard" Standard Confirmed and Applied by the New York State Court of Appeals," The Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law Journal, June, 1994. Speaker at numerous continuing legal education seminars on various Insurance Law topics.

Born: Rochester, New York, August 9, 1951.

SENIOR ASSOCIATES – BUFFALO OFFICE

JAMES J. GRECO-1966-Canisius College, B.A., 1984; University of Detroit School of Law, J.D., 1991, Admitted to Bar, 1992, New York, U.S. District , Western District of New York, U.S. Bankruptcy Court 1996, Member New York State and Erie County Bar Associations, Western New York Defense Trial Association. e-mail: jgreco@barthbehr.com

DOUGLAS P. HAMBERGER1954—Canisius College, B.A., 1976; Miami University, J.D., 1979—Admitted to Bar, 1980, Florida; 1982, New York; U.S. District Court, Western District of New York—Assistant District Attorney, 1982-1986; Trial Counsel, CGU Insurance, 1991- 2002; Senior Trial Counsel, Zurich Insurance, 2002-2007dhamberger@barthbehr.com

ASSOCIATES

ANDREW J. KOWALEWSKI1984—Canisius College, B.A., 2007; University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 2010—Admitted to Bar, 2011, New York - Member New York State and Erie County Bar Associations; Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York akowalewski@barthbehr.com

ALEX M. NEUROHR - 1989 - Nova Southeastern University, B.S., 2011; SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2014. Recipient, Henry W. Box Scholarship. Senior Associate, Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal. Bar Admissions:  New York Bar, pending. Member, Erie County Bar Association. Email: aneurohr@barthbehr.com

SENIOR ASSOCIATES – SYRACUSE & UTICA OFFICES

224 Harrison Street, Suite 208, Syracuse NY 13202
Tel: (315) 234-1864 Fax: (315) 410-1262

J. WILLIAM SAVAGE
wsavage@barthbehr.com

Education: Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1999; City University of Hong Kong, Technology Transfers in China, Summer Program, 1997; University of Pittsburgh, B.A., summa cum laude, 1996.

Practice Areas: Trial and Appellate Litigation; Labor and Construction Law; Medical Malpractice; Motor Vehicle Law; Municipal Liability; Premises Liability; Products Liability; First Party Property Loss.

Memberships: New York State Bar Association

Admitted: All courts of the State of New York; U.S. District Courts, Northern and Western Districts of New York.

Experience: Trial Attorney, Smith Sovik Kendrick & Sugnet; Petrone & Petrone; Senior Claims Counsel, RLI Insurance Company; U. S. Navy.

Born: Lancaster, PA, January 24, 1966.

DAVID H. WALSH, IV
dwalsh@barthbehr.com

Law School: Union University, Albany Law School, J.D. (1980).

Practice Areas: Trial Litigation; Motor Vehicle Law; Labor Law; Municipal Liability Products Liability; Civil Rights Litigation; Employment Litigation; Premises Liability.

Memberships: New York State Bar Association

Admitted: All courts of State of New York; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Western and Southern District; U. S. Court of Appeals for Second Circuit; United States Court of Federal Claims.

Experience: Lacy Katzen, Rochester, New York; Assistant Corporate Counsel, City of Syracuse; Petrone & Petrone, P.C., Utica, New York

Born: Albany, New York 1954.

ALBANY & EASTERN N.Y. STATE COUNSEL

MICHAEL J. LONERGAN

Law School: Fordham University, J.D., 1983. Member and Commentary Editor, Fordham Law Review (1981-1983).

Practice Areas:Trial and Appellate Litigation; Products Liability; Motor Vehicle Liability; Premises Liability; Casualty Defense; Property Damage Claims; Fire Loss Investigations and Defense; Insurance Coverage; Arbitration and Mediation; Subrogation.

Memberships:New York State and Albany County Bar Associations; The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Defense Research Institute of Northeastern New York; Albany County Claims Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; Defense Research Institute.

Admitted:All courts of the states of New York and Connecticut; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Experience: Confidential Law Clerk to United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton, District of Connecticut (1983-1984); Associate, Davis, Polk & Wardwell; Manhattan Corporation Counsel Trial Unit (1985); Partner, Bouck, Holloway, Kiernan & Casey; Partner, Allen, Johnson & Lonergan, LLP.

Born: New York, New York, April 8, 1954.

SPECIAL COUNSEL

RICHARD M. SCHOLNICK

Law Schools:University of Pittsburgh, BA, 1969; Tulane University, J.D., 1976; New York University, Masters in Law, 1977.

Experience: Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claverie and Sims; Adjunct Faculty Member, Business Law, University of New Orleans School of Business Administration

Born:April 22, 1948.