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Todd M. Schiffmacher

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Buffalo Civil Litigation Law Firm

Todd M. Schiffmacher is a seasoned litigator with almost 20 years of experience.  He has extensive experience representing individuals in all types of personal injury matters including car accidents, premises liability matters, product liability cases, animal bites, wrongful death, construction accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.  He has tried numerous cases to verdict and obtained millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.  Throughout his career, not only has he represented individual plaintiffs and claimants in pursuing damages for bodily injury, lost wages, medical expenses and disability benefits, he has defended individuals, businesses, companies, school districts, municipalities and police departments on behalf of insurance companies. 

In addition to personal injury matters, Mr. Schiffmacher handles civil litigation and commercial litigation matters including breach of contract claims, property disputes, debt collections, fraud claims, landlord / tenant disputes and evictions, real estate matters, mechanics’ liens, labor law claims and construction and contractor disputes.  He is personal counsel to several contractors and construction companies.

No matter the type of case, Mr. Schiffmacher strives to provide the clients he represents the most zealous representation and personal attention possible.  The clients are names, not numbers, and their cases are not handled by a paralegal or law clerk.  He pays attention to detail and leaves no stone unturned in an attempt to obtain the best possible recovery or result.  His goal is to resolve the case, whether litigated or not, in a timely and efficient manner without sacrificing the best possible result but to also put his clients in a position to make informed decisions about their cases and, thus, their futures.  He looks out for his clients’ interests from the free initial consultation through each phase of the legal process, and helps each client make sense of his or her options.  He considers himself a partner with his clients and it is not a coincidence that most of his clients are repeat clients or referrals.  If the matter cannot be resolved short of litigation, he has the courtroom experience necessary to fight for and protect his clients’ rights. 

Mr. Schiffmacher assists clients in all Federal, State and District courts located in the eight counties of Western New York.  He offers a free initial consultation for all litigation matters.  Personal injury claims are handled on a contingency fee basis with business matters handled on an hourly or contingency fee basis depending on the circumstances of the case.


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • Juris Doctor
  • St. John Fisher College
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: English
    • Major: Political Science

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Kenmore Soccer Club, Coach
  • Knights of Columbus Good Samaritan Council, Member

Representative Clients

  • JES Operations
  • All Access Builders
  • Berkshire Homes
  • Colortech Painting


  • Brian Cinelli, Esq.
  • Robert R. Radel, Esq.

Past Positions

  • William K. Mattar, P.C., Trial Counsel
  • Webster Szanyi, LLP, Associate
  • Feldman Kieffer & Herman, LLP


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Buffalo Niagara 360, Member, 2016 to Present
  • Knights of Columbus, Good Samaritan Council, Trustee, 2013 to Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York