In June 2018, “Dateline NBC” presented the story of the family of Nolan Burch and their struggle to obtain justice for their son. In 2014, Burch had been forced to consume a bottle of whiskey at a fraternity event and then was carried unconscious back to the fraternity house where he later succumbed to alcohol poisoning.
After four years of litigation, an interlocutory appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and a nearly three-week jury trial in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, a federal jury found two police officers with the Buffalo Police Department "Not Guilty" on all counts of an indictment accusing them of using excessive force toward four teenagers in their custody in May of 2009.
James W. Grable, Jr. and Caitlin E. O’Neil won a contentious jury trial in New York State Supreme Court, successfully defending a local business owner against claims that he negligently and intentionally harmed a woman with whom he shares a child.
All eight partners, Terrence M. Connors, Randall D. White, John T. Loss, Vincent E. Doyle III, Michael J. Roach, Lawlor F. Quinlan III, James W. Grable, Jr., and Joseph D. Morath, Jr., have been selected as Upstate New York Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine.
After four years of highly contested litigation and just prior to the start of a jury trial, Joe Morath obtained a significant settlement on behalf of a gentleman who suffered extensive burns as the result of an electrical shock at his workplace.