Stephen F. Pusatier


Stephen F. PusatierStephen F. Pusatier began his legal career as an associate with a prestigious law firm that specialized in representing plaintiffs in complex personal injury cases. His mentor at the firm was a nationally known trial lawyer with a reputation for winning groundbreaking cases in personal injury law. The experience gained in the five years as his associate molded Mr. Pusatier's passion for this area of the law.

In 1976, Mr. Pusatier founded what is now known as Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP. During his career, Mr. Pusatier has proudly represented many profoundly injured clients, personally taking his cases to trial if a satisfactory out-of-court settlement cannot be reached. Mr. Pusatier has recovered million dollar settlements in the areas of auto accidents and medical malpractice. If there is an appeal, he personally handles it and has successfully argued numerous appeals in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court.

Mr. Pusatier argued an appeal to the Court of Appeals supporting a large verdict the firm achieved for a client. The Court of Appeals affirmed the verdict and wrote an important decision that paved the way for others with similar claims.

Mr. Pusatier serves on the negligence committees for the Erie County and New York State Bar Associations, has been a guest lecturer on personal injury law and currently teaches a course on the jury trial at the University of Buffalo.

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Professional associations:

  • Negligence Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Negligence Committee, Eerie County Bar Association

Community involvement:

  • Guest lecturer, University of New York at Buffalo
  • Teaches a course on the jury trial at the University of New York at Buffalo


Recent Blog Posts

What to Consider When Considering Divorce (Part 2)

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Whether you have been married for several months or several decades, there are very difficult questions you ask yourself when thinking about divorce. No questions are unimportant when considering such a big change in your life and the life of your family, but here is one thing to think about.

What to Consider When Considering Divorce (Part 1)

Monday, June 18th, 2018

There are many questions and thoughts leading to a separation or divorce. Here, we discuss in a 3 part series critical issues we see when clients thinking about divorce.

Putting "Personal" back into Personal Injury

Monday, January 29th, 2018

There are excellent attorneys in our area who help those who have been injured in accidents or on the job, but we put “personal” back into “personal injury.” 

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