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Legal Limelight #11

June 26, 2017

Legal Limelight, a weekly feature, includes a Q&A with one of our attorneys or valued employees. Keep reading to learn all about this week’s guest, William A. Lorenz, Jr.

Q: How many years have you been with HoganWillig?

A:  I’ve been with HoganWillig a little over three and a half years.

Q: What is your area of practice?

A: I focus mainly on Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Personal Injury, and Landlord/Tenant cases.

Q: Where did you attend school?

A: I went to Canisius College and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Classics, and I attended SUNY Buffalo Law School for my J.D. 

Q: Why did you choose to practice in Buffalo?

A: I grew up in Buffalo, specifically Hamburg, my family’s here and I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.

Q: What’s the one thing you want your clients to know about you?

A: When someone takes the time to call me asking for help, I take it very seriously. I always put a hundred percent of my effort into each and every client’s matter, no matter how big or small the case.

Q: Why did you become an attorney?

A: I became an attorney to help people in need.  Some people say they want to be an attorney because they’re good at arguing, but I feel that’s not a good enough reason. I believe you really have to want to help people and have a respect for the power and responsibility that comes with being an attorney. It’s something which gives you opportunities other careers might not in terms of being able to make a difference in someone’s life, and that was also appealing to me.

Q: Do you have any hobbies?

A: I’ve been a Martial Artist for about twenty years. I try to act in local theater when I can find the time. I also do a lot of charity work. I’ve done work with the Mental Health Association of Erie County, Boys and Girls Club, and Carly’s Club with Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Q: What’s your favorite restaurant in Buffalo?

A:  Chefs, no question. 

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: The Departed

 Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

A: I always wanted to go to Japan and I was able to accomplish that last year. Right now, I’m looking for my next great adventure. It’d probably have to be somewhere in Europe, Paris or Rome for example.

Q: If you weren’t an attorney, which profession would you have chosen?

A: Something in the entertainment business, either an actor or director, maybe both.