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Gelber & O'Connell, LLC

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We are your "Personal" Car Accident and Injury Lawyers, serving clients in communities throughout Western New York who have suffered serious personal injuries or lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of others. The law firm has developed a reputation for maintaining high ethical standards while aggressively representing its clients. Our goal is to obtain verdicts and settlements that will help the injured people we serve rebuild their lives to the fullest extent possible. We are dedicated to excellence in the practice of personal injury law and are proud to have achieved million and multi-million dollar recoveries for those clients who have suffered the most serious personal injuries or wrongful death.   

Many law firms and lawyers are able to provide their clients with compassion and individual attention after an accident. Others bring impressive trial results to the table. We are a firm that does both, delivering high-quality legal service to our clients, while taking the time to focus on their individual needs, whether their injuries arise out of a car, truck or motorcycle collision, pedestrian incident, construction accident, slip and fall, wrongful death, medical malpractice, defective product, dangerous drug or unsafe medical device. 

We are focused on providing the personal attention that injury victims and their families deserve. We understand how difficult it can be to recover after a serious injury and look forward to resolving your legal issues so you can focus on getting back on your feet and putting this difficult time behind you. One of the driving forces behind our success is our willingness to take extra steps for our clients. If you need someone to lean on, we will be there. If you need someone to talk to, we will be there. If you need someone to fight aggressively on your behalf and prepare your case for trial, we will be there.

Although not every accident case is worth a million dollars, we give the same personal attention to those less seriously injured clients as we do to those clients whose cases have a greater monetary value. Why? Because we strongly believe that all injured people are entitled to the same quality representation and that it is our job to make sure that each of our clients receives the compensation they deserve.

In addition, while the gender of your lawyer should not affect the outcome of your case, you should be at ease with the person representing you. We have been advised by clients over the years that there are times when only a woman can understand the issues facing another woman after a serious accident, as it is only a woman who can truly empathize with what it means to be a businesswoman, mother, sister, daughter and/or wife. We have worked hard to ensure that we have experienced, dedicated female personal injury attorneys so that you have the option of meeting with someone who understands the special issues women face. 

We are also extremely proud to have been awarded the designation of a First Tier Best Law Firm by US News & World Report. Our attorneys are also individually recognized as Best Lawyers in America, New York State Super Lawyers and as members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which accomplishments are due to their extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases in Buffalo and throughout Western New York.

Your Case is Our Cause. 


Stephanie S. Gelber
Managing Attorney


  • Best Law Firms 2016 (Tier 1 - Plaintiff's Personal Injury) US News & World Report
  • Best Law Firms 2015 (Tier 1 - Plaintiff's Personal Injury) US News & World Report
  • Best Law Firms 2014 (Tier 1 - Plaintiff's Personal Injury) US News & World Report

Firm Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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