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"This is to tell you how pleased my family and I have been with the services we received from Linda S. Grear and Dawn Sawyer. From our first meeting with Ms. Grear to the conclusion of our partnership with HoganWillig we felt secure and assured every step of the way. As executrix of the estate I was such a babe in the woods, however Dawn Sawyer was always patient and attentive to my questions and concerns. She continually showed her compassion and knowledge with every phone call and correspondence. Please know that I truly feel that without someone like her to speak with I would have messed up this process completely. Dawn Sawyer should be considered a credit Thank you once again for the wonderful service you gave our family at this sad and stressful time. Certainly, Dawn made it a much smoother process than I could have anticipated."

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Our Mission

The paramount reason for the existence of HoganWillig is to take our combined knowledge and turn it into value for the use and benefit of our clients.

About Us

HoganWillig is a full-service law firm with four conveniently located offices in Erie and Niagara Counties. As the largest suburban law firm in Western New York, we have a skilled team of 100+ professionals, including 35+ attorneys, IT specialists and an extensive support staff to serve our clients.

For nearly 40 years, our clients have counted on us to handle a wide range of legal matters that require detail-oriented and effective counsel. We strive to serve every client with integrity and understanding and our goal is to remain a client-focused and responsive law firm, dedicated to meeting each client's specific needs.

Our firm is organized into various departments, including: Personal Injury, Matrimonial & Family Law, Estate Planning & Elder Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Corporate & Business Law, Social Security Disability, Criminal Defense and Vehicle & Traffic Law.

With nearly every facet of our lives affected in some way by the need for legal services, HoganWillig vows to offer the high quality, cost-effective service you deserve. We want to be the law firm you turn to, and will work hard to be the law firm you stay with.

Team Approach

It is typical for a client's legal issue to encompass a number of different legal areas. At HoganWillig, we take a team approach to resolving the interdisciplinary issues facing our clients. Our team approach enables us to draw upon a range of experience and knowledge, encourages innovative thinking and fosters the development of creative solutions.

We have found it essential to use a team approach to achieve the best possible results for clients. We live by this philosophy and we practice law by utilizing a collaborative approach, combined with the efficient use of modern technology. This allows us to provide the highest quality, cost-effective legal service and ensure that our clients receive sound advice and the strongest possible representation.

Technologically Savvy = Cost-Effectiveness

Emerging technologies, growing competition and a rapidly changing business environment reinforce the need for law firms to be flexible and innovative in order to meet clients' needs. Our innovative approach and willingness to remain a client-focused firm has meant using and implementing new technologies.

HoganWillig has invested in sophisticated information systems technology, support and related training, including in-house network engineer/technology administrator's. Our firm remains state-of-the-art in both legal practice and technical support through regular attendance at educational forums and seminars, and employee training and enrichment programs for our support staff.

It is this constant focus towards remaining a client-focused law firm and a strong willingness to adapt to an ever-changing legal and business environment that has allowed HoganWillig to expand and grow into suburban Western New York's largest full-service law firm.

Your Legal Resource

From time to time, we are reminded that many people who seek the services of a lawyer are concerned that the "clock starts running" from the moment the call begins. We understand that sometimes people are presented with legal questions that can be quickly resolved in a single conversation. However, they hesitate to call because of concerns about the cost of doing so. We want to remind our valued clients that, as a member of the HoganWillig client family, if you have a legal question, we want you to feel free to call us. If the question or concern can be addressed in a short telephone conversation, you will not receive a bill. If it is apparent to the attorney taking your call that the issue will require more than a short telephone conversation to analyze or resolve the issue, the attorney will let you know and discuss the options available to you in retaining HoganWillig for these more complicated issues. (This courtesy offer cannot be extended for pending legal matters that are being billed.)

Strategic Partnerships

HoganWillig is affiliated with several legal plans, including LegalShield (formerly Prepaid Legal Services, CLC Inc.), AARP, Public Employees' Federation, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), "Thank-a-Vet" program and the Bar Association of Erie County's Lawyer Referral List. HoganWillig also extends a discount to all college students, faculty and staff, first responders, as well as members of the Amherst and Lancaster Chambers of Commerce.

In addition, HoganWillig recognizes that employee benefits are important to companies of all sizes, and employers regularly need to evaluate the expenses associated with a good benefits package to ensure appropriate and affordable coverage. In that regard, we have established the HoganWillig Legal Access Plan; a legal plan designed to help protect local businesses' employees and their families from high legal expenses by providing a broad range of legal services at a significantly discounted rate. If your business is interested in becoming a member of the HoganWillig Legal Access Plan, please contact Diane Tiveron at 716-636-7600.

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