Dan Cavarello is a Partner with Sugarman Law Firm, specializing in the defense of claims against municipalities, school and fire districts and related entities, as well as those involving private companies. These include negligent supervision, civil rights, premises defects, labor law, product liability, motor vehicle and property damage claims. He also represents clients in administrative proceedings before the Department of Labor, Division of Human Rights and EEOC. Mr. Cavarello's experience also includes municipal zoning and planning issues.
Mr. Cavarello was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1996 and has practiced before all New York State and Federal District Courts. He is a member of the Erie County and New York State Bar Associations, including the Municipal Law Section, and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. His other professional memberships include the New York State Magistrates, Erie County Magistrates, Western New York Trial Lawyers and Buffalo Claims Associations. He serves regularly as both a mediator and arbitrator in a variety of civil matters, an area of his practice which continues to grow.
In September 2014, Mr. Cavarello was named “Attorney of the Year” by one of the firm’s largest clients, HCC Public Risk, a multi-state insurer of municipal entities. He has also been listed as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of municipal practice for the past several years.
Mr. Cavarello is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston College where he received both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees, with honors, in1992 and 1995, respectively.
Mr. Cavarello is an active member of the Tonawanda, New York community where he served as Town Attorney from January, 2006 until August 2010, when he was appointed Town Justice. He was subsequently elected to a four year term and continues to hold that office. He is also past President and Trustee of the Kenmore‑Tonawanda School Board. He volunteers as an instructor at St. John the Baptist Church in Tonawanda and is a member of its Holy Name Society.
Mr. Cavarello resides with his wife, Chris, and their 3 children - Claire, Erin & Tommy - who attend school in the Kenmore-Tonawanda District.