When a person is injured, they should have the best people behind them. It’s a simple belief that informs everything we do as attorneys and as a united team at Maxwell Murphy. As personal injury attorneys, we know that getting to a verdict can be a difficult road to travel. Our clients and their families are dealing with life-changing circumstances, and we don’t take the trust they place in us lightly.

Located in the heart of Buffalo, New York, our experienced team of successful trial attorneys work with people from around our community, including construction workers, ironworkers, roofers, and more. We also approach our caseload differently than other firms—taking on a smaller number of cases and clients so that our partners can handle each one directly and our entire team can truly get to know clients and their families. Though we can’t promise a specific result in a given case, our loyalty and honesty mean you and your family will know what to expect at every stage of our relationship.

In addition to an approach that’s differentiated by warmth, expertise, and tenacity, we’re proud bring our decades of legal know-how to bear for our clients to get them the best verdicts possible.

We believe no one works harder or smarter on behalf of Western New Yorkers than Maxwell Murphy. And if you’re in a situation where you need help fighting for what’s right after an injury, we’re proud to offer our assistance and expertise.

Meet the partners

With decades of experience, tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and deep relationships throughout the community, our attorneys guide our clients to successful verdicts.

John F. Maxwell, Esq.

John F. Maxwell has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients and was lead trial attorney in the two largest jury verdict awards for construction injuries in Western New York history. Both verdicts exceeded $30 million.

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William D. Murphy, Esq.

Bill has a strong community, labor and political background. A native of South Buffalo, he graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas in 1985, Bishop Timon in 1989, and Trocaire College in 1993. After receiving his Bachelors Degree from Medaille College he enrolled in UB Law School. Like the other lawyers at Maxwell Murphy, Bill fights for the rights of building trades members and others who have been seriously injured.

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Alan D. Voos, Esq.

Alan D. Voos is respected by attorneys and judges alike for his motion and appellate practice. Alan handled the appeal resulting in a $10 million award for pain and suffering to an injured construction worker – one of the largest affirmed awards in Western New York history.

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Meet the team

We work as one united team to bring our clients the best experience possible. From paralegals to support staff to administrative professionals, our people are what ultimately set Maxwell Murphy apart for every client and family we work with.

Learn more about the team that helps us cover every aspect of a case and ensures clients and their families have the best experience possible during their time working with us.

Jeremy M. Schnurr, Esq.

Attorney of Counsel

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Daniel T. Lukasik, Esq.

Attorney of Counsel

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Valerie L. S. Geraci

Paralegal

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Dorothy E. Rapp

Paralegal

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Larina Geise

Paralegal

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Carol Ann Hill

Administrative Assistant

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Heather Keefe

Administrative Assistant

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Paula B. Karstedt

Administrative Assistant

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John L. Magney

Investigator

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Jay C. Bauer

Investigator

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Claire K. Singer

Operations Manager

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Experience for what matters

Whether you’ve been injured on the job, on the road, or anywhere in between, the Maxwell Murphy team has both breadth and depth of knowledge to help. Learn more about our areas of focus, and explore how we help clients across industries, situations and types of injuries.

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