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William Gerken



William J. Gerken is a litigation attorney in the firm’s Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice departments. His practice areas include automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death, dog bite incidents, and insurance coverage disputes. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gerken practiced as a civil litigation attorney fighting for the rights of victims negligently injured by others. He studied insurance coverage under one of the nation’s foremost experts and clerked for Hon. Lisa Bloch Rodwin in an externship role.  

Mr. Gerken graduated from the University of Buffalo Law School with his Juris Doctor and received his Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has lectured at colleges throughout the Western New York area and has presented to other local attorneys through the Bar Association of Erie County.

Mr. Gerken enjoys giving back to the community as an organ donor, youth mentor, and crisis counselor.

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  • New York State, Fourth Department
  • United States District Court, Western District
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District
  • United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • United States Federal Court of Claims


B.S., 2015, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cum Laude

J.D., 2019, State University at Buffalo Law School, Cum Laude

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