News & Press Releases

  • Dec 18

    A jury Tuesday awarded $11.1 million to a 59-year-old blind and developmentally disabled man who has lived for 26 years in a Niagara Falls group home run by the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County. The jury awarded almost everything Connors asked for: $600,000 in past damages, $1 million for future damages and $6 million over 20 years for future medical costs. Jurors added $3.5 million in punitive damages.

  • Dec 03

    Attorney Michael J. Roach, a partner in the Buffalo, N.Y. firm of Connors & Vilardo LLP, became a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers at the group’s recent annual meeting in New York City. The induction ceremony took place at the Waldorf-Astoria before an audience of nearly 1,100 on October 20.

    Fellowship is by invitation only and follows a rigorous background investigation. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population…

  • Jul 05

    A Monroe County jury Friday returned a verdict of $2.4 million to a man injured in a car accident several years ago.

    Following a five-day trial before Monroe County Supreme Court Justice William P. Polito, the jury made the award to a man from Arizona who suffered shoulder and back injuries in an accident on state Route 390 in the Town of Greece…

  • Jun 04

    At its recent Annual Dinner, the Bar Association of Erie County honored Connors & Vilardo partner Vincent E. Doyle III with the 2012 Lawyer of the Year Award.

    “This award was established by our board to honor a lawyer who has made significant contributions to the legal profession and the community,” according to BAEC President Arthur A. Russ, Jr…

  • Jun 01

    Partner Vincent E. Doyle III recently completed a term as President of the New York State Bar Association. Doyle was elected President of the 77,000 member Association, the largest and oldest voluntary state bar association in the country…