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Terrence M. Connors has been recognized by his peers as one of the pre-eminent trial attorneys in the state. For the past seven years, he has been ranked as the number one lawyer in all upstate New York by Super Lawyers magazine. This year, the Erie County Bar Association named him Lawyer of the Year and, in 2006, the New York State Bar Association awarded him the prestigious Attorney Professionalism Award.

He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Membership in that organization is by invitation only and limited to one percent of the lawyers in each state. Mr. Connors is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in that organization is also by invitation and limited to a total of 500 trial lawyers in the United States. He is listed in The Best Lawyers In America® in seven separate categories: Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Bet the Company Litigation, Criminal Law, and White Collar and Non-White Collar.

Terry has always been an aggressive and proactive advocate. He started his career at one of Buffalo's largest law firms, quickly demonstrating his abilities as he was elected managing partner at the young age of 35. But Terry came to see that the big firm structure was hindering his ability to respond quickly and decisively to his clients’ needs. He had a vision of building a leaner, more efficient firm to improve the work he could do for his clients. His vision was to form a litigation boutique – a compact firm composed of the best and brightest litigators, freed from large firm constraints, and devoted entirely to providing litigation services. CONNORS LLP represents the realization of that vision – one that Terry continues to shape and direct.

Location

  • 1000 Liberty Building
    424 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14202

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Canisius College, Bachelor of Arts
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Juris Doctor, Law

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Bar Association of Erie County -
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • New York State Bar Association -

Connors LLP
Headquarters: Buffalo, New York

5 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2009 - Personal Injury Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Buffalo (2017)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Buffalo (2016)
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Buffalo (2015)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Buffalo (2014)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Buffalo (2013)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Buffalo (2012)
  • Personal Injury Litigation, Buffalo (2009)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Appellate
  • Automobile Collision
  • Birth Trauma
  • Brain Injury
  • Breach of Contract
  • Civil and Criminal
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Consumer
  • Defrauded Investors
  • Federal
  • Fraud
  • Government Investigations
  • Grand Jury
  • Large Case Litigation
  • Lawyer Ethics
  • Mass Tort
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Homes
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Qui Tam/False Claims Act
  • State
  • State and Federal
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Violent and Nonviolent Crimes
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Wrongful Death

Awards:

  • 2016 SUNY Buffalo Law School Edwin F. Jaeckle Award
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association, Attorney Professionalism Award
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers

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