About Us

Let's face it, the legal system can be a bit overwhelming. When you are in need of legal representation, you want an attorney you can trust to resolve the issues you face sensibly and efficiently. An attorney who will take the time to get to know you and understand your needs, explain your options and help you decide what to do.  The attorneys at the Sugarman Law Firm have the legal expertise and experience to get you results. Our tradition of client service and quality legal representation dates back to 1909.

At Sugarman, we build relationships with our clients and seek to provide the individualized attention that you deserve no matter what your legal issue. Clients come to us who are dealing with personal injuries, have been in an accident, are facing issues in their practice as a physician, architect, or engineer, or any number of other legal issues. We enjoy long-term partnerships with our clients, many of whom have come to us again and again as the need arises over the years. We take great pride in providing the necessary counsel, representation, and service whatever the situation.

Our work environment reflects that same commitment to the individual. We encourage the professional and personal growth of each person in the firm.  Our civic activities are typically employee-driven and we enjoy long-term relationships with charities throughout Central and Western New York.  We have proudly sponsored the Sugarman Law Firm Wish Ball to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of CNY since 2005.  We are long time supporters of the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Center.  Additionally we support a variety of community organizations through contributions and volunteers including the MOST, Ophelia's Place, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Butternut Community Policing Center, and many others. 

We offer flexible work options whenever possible, encourage volunteerism, and hold a variety of employee social activities to build team spirit.

With offices in Syracuse, Buffalo, and Auburn, we serve clients throughout the State. Contact us today and we'll get to work finding a resolution to your legal issues.

Our History

Sugarman Law Firm was founded in downtown Syracuse, NY in 1909 by David Sugarman. It expanded to Buffalo, NY in 1997 and to Auburn, NY in 2005.

Mr. Sugarman based his business on a simple philosophy: “Understand every client. Listen to their needs. And represent them ethically and aggressively.” He applied that philosophy in and out of the courtroom.

David Sugarman was a man of exceptional integrity and a commanding presence. His reputation for excellence and leadership earned him the moniker of “Dean of Trial Attorneys."  We honor that legacy every day as we work tirelessly to zealously represent each and every client.

While maintaining the Sugarman tradition as litigators, our firm today provides comprehensive legal services that include professional liability defense, insurance defense, criminal defense, personal injury claims, and much more.

Exceptional service was at the very core of David Sugarman's approach to practicing law - and it remains our focus as we continue to expand and diversify to meet our clients' needs.

Firm Facts

The collective professional experience of the lawyers at Sugarman Law Firm enables us to provide clients with unique and highly skilled legal representation rarely found in specialized "boutique firms" or even large "mega-firms." Our firm has a combined trial experience of more than 200 years.

Sugarman Law Firm combines one of the largest and oldest trial and litigation practices in Upstate New York with departments skilled in the representation of a wide variety of clients, including injured persons, design and medical professionals, insurers, municipalities, and many more.

Our attorneys and support staff include a former New York State Assistant Attorney General, several former Assistant District Attorneys, former criminal defense lawyers, former NY Supreme Court clerks, a sitting local Town Justice for the Town of Tonawanda, a former United States Attorney's office clerk, and several attorneys who were previously employed in small, medium and very large "big city" firms.

We have lawyers admitted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, an attorney admitted to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a former recipient of the Onondaga County Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer of the Year, lawyers selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America publication, and lawyers who have served as adjunct professors at the Syracuse University College of Law.

On staff we have an attorney that has served as Chairperson of the Attorney Grievance Committee, and others have served on the Attorney Character and Fitness Committee and Judiciary Committee and been awarded the highest peer review ratings by their peers by Martindale-Hubbel, publisher of a comprehensive attorney directory.

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