Ellen Buchholz

PRACTICE AREAS

Plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, medical malpractice, premises liability, labor law and commercial litigation. Concentration on legal writing in these complex areas as well as appeals, motions, arbitration and mediation.

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York State Bar- Second Judicial Department Connecticut- State Bar Eastern District Court for the State of New York United States- Supreme Court

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association

EDUCATION

Graduated in 1980 with a Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law in Boston, MA. Ellen earned her Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, from the University at Albany.

BIO

Ellen joined Buttafuoco & Associates in December 2000. She has practiced plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice for more than twenty years.

An experienced and skilled legal writer, she is the attorney in charge of the firm’s appeals and complex motions that arise during the course of litigation. Ellen has successfully briefed and argued a number of cases in the appellate courts of the state of New York. Many of the cases she handled are reported in official case reporters available online and in law libraries. In a recent appeal, Ellen worked with attorney James S. McCarthy in obtaining a new trial and reversal of the decision of the trial court that had dismissed a medical malpractice and wrongful death action where the decedent died of gastric cancer and his physician failed to timely refer him to a gastroenterologist for endoscopy. Ellen’s successes include cases involving personal injury, labor law, medical malpractice, products liability, maritime law, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, insurance coverage, municipal liability, and commercial litigation.

Ellen graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law in Boston, MA in 1980 after earning her Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, from the University at Albany.

She is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut State Courts, the Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States Supreme Court.

FAVORITE QUOTE

“Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.