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

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.” 

Partial Government Shutdown and SSDI: What to expect

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Hopefully, this may only be for a moment, but in the meantime let's talk about how a government shutdown may affect Social Security disability.

Social Security Disability: You Don't Have To Go It Alone

Monday, January 15th, 2018

If you are looking to applying for Social Security disibility, you are likely finding a ton of information. Most of which is overwhelming and discouraging, but you don't have to face this on your own.

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