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Thomas R. Cassano



Mr. Cassano has limited his practice almost exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law for over 35 years.

Mr. Cassano was appointed to the New York State Matrimonial Law Advisory Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He was previously Chairman of the Matrimonial and Family Law Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County. Since 1981, Mr. Cassano has been a Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a former Vice President of the organization's New York Chapter.

Mr. Cassano was also appointed to the Board of Governors of the State of the New York Attorney's Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program. In addition, he also served for 6 years on the Grievance Committee for the Eighth Judicial District.

Mr. Cassano has written articles and lectured numerous times for the state and local bar associations and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Given his wealth of experience and esteemed career, Mr. Cassano enjoys working with younger lawyers and developing their talents and channeling their energy to become outstanding and committed family law practitioners.  

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Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America - Family Law, for 20 years
Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards for 20 Years by Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
Best Lawyers' 2011, Buffalo Area Family Lawyer of the Year
Superlawyers, Upstate New York Edition, 2007-2017

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Professional & Community Activities

Professional & Community Activities

New York State Bar Association - Family Law Section Executive Committee, Member
Bar Association of Erie County, Member, Past Director, and Matrimonial and Family Law Committee Chair
Bar Association of Erie County, Certified for Mediation
Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Managers and past Vice President of New York Chapter
New York State Trial Lawyers, Member
Western New York Matrimonial Trial Lawyers, Member
Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee, Member


Practice Areas


  • New York State, 1971


J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, with honors
B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo

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