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Kemal Erk


Kemal is a dedicated professional with a strong background in law and a passion for helping others. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science/government and history from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. Eager to delve deeper into the realm of law, he returned to his hometown of Buffalo and pursued a Juris Doctor from the esteemed University at Buffalo Law School, graduating in 2016.

During his time in law school, Kemal discovered a passion for advocating for the underprivileged and underserved. He actively engaged with legal clinics, the Federal Court Pro Se Assistance Program, and the DA Office, gaining valuable experience and honing his litigation skills. Throughout his academic journey, Kemal maintained active memberships in various legal organizations, showcasing his commitment to professional growth and continuous learning.

Following law school, Kemal embarked on a career in legal services, where his passion for helping others grew. In this role, he diligently worked to protect in assisting individuals facing foreclosure, representing those sued by debt collectors, drafting wills, and organizing walk-in legal clinics to provide access to justice for those unable to afford legal services.

Being a proud native of Buffalo, Kemal deeply appreciates the unique offerings of his hometown. He enjoys exploring new restaurants, uncovering hidden gems in Western New York, and immersing himself in the region's natural beauty. Some of his favorite spots include the breathtaking Niagara Gorge, the Eternal Flame, and the scenic Zoar Valley. Furthermore, Kemal is an avid boater and actively participates in various watersports and recreational activities on the picturesque Lake Erie.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Kemal has a passion for preserving Buffalo's sporting history. He actively collects and deals in historic Buffalo Sports memorabilia, encompassing all teams from past and present. His dedication to preserving the city's sports legacy underscores his commitment to local heritage.