Associate

228 Park Avenue South
Suite 97572
New York, New York 10003-1502

Biography

Ken is an experienced litigator who handles all aspects of litigation, including discovery, dispositive motions, trials, and appeals. His work and trial experience include both plaintiff’s and defense work focusing on a wide array of matters, including: automobile accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, professional malpractice, business/contractual disputes, and family law. 

The first two years of Ken’s practice involved plaintiff’s personal injury law with a large and established firm in the Western and Central New York regions. There, he managed an extensive portfolio of cases in all stages of pre-litigation and active litigation. Following his time working with plaintiffs, Ken moved to another well-established firm in the Buffalo area, where he began working primarily in insurance defense. During his time working defense, Ken gained valuable trial experience and developed a reputation as a hard-working, detail-oriented, and congenial attorney who vigorously advocates for his clients. 

Before settling in Buffalo, New York and becoming an attorney, Ken attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Oregon, and the University of Alaska Southeast before graduating from Washington State University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Public Affairs (concentration in Policy and Politics).  He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. 

Ken was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, where his siblings still reside. Before moving to Buffalo, Ken spent a year teaching English at the Huangshi Institute of Technology in China’s Hubei Province. Since becoming engaged in 2018, he has lived in Buffalo with his fiancée and their rescue-hound, Stevie. Ken spends his free time travelling, hiking with Stevie, camping, playing sports, reading, and watching films. During the pandemic he taught himself to make ice-cream, sourdough bread, and home-brew beer. 

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Education

  • Washington State University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2013
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D., 2016

Honors

  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2021

Professional Leadership

 

Representative Matters

 

Community

  • Member, Young Professionals Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara & The Southern Tier
 

Publications

While a student at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, Ken assisted a visiting Fulbright Scholar, Kennedy Gastorn, with research for his publication: “Regional Cooperation on Shared Watercourses: The Policy and Legal Framework on Transboundary Water Resources in Mainland Tanzania,” which was published in January of 2014.

 
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