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Jesse handles litigated matters for individuals, business, and municipalities from commencement through trial.  He has tried dozens of cases in New York State and Federal courts, including many high exposure matters.  Jesse also represents professionals in licensure investigations, credentialing disputes, and other administrative proceedings.

Prior to joining KSLN, Jesse was a partner in the malpractice and professional liability department of one of Buffalo’s largest law firms, and has handled hundreds of cases in this field.  Continuing this focus at KSLN, Jesse defends medical and dental professionals, healthcare organizations, hospitals, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals. He has also handled general negligence and specialty litigation matters for some of the largest self-insured retailers in the nation, as well as insured matters for local companies and organizations.

With substantial experience in police and other municipal litigation, Jesse is certified as a General Topics Instructor by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council, and regularly presents on police liability and risk management at the Erie County Police Academy.  Utilizing this expertise, he regularly advises and defends municipalities and other public entities facing municipal liability claims.

Jesse is active in the Western New York community and serves on the board of trustees of several not for profit organizations, and has been designated a Super Lawyer for the past two years, and a Rising Star for several years before that, by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is the father of three children.


  • J.D., cum laude, State University of New York, University at Buffalo School of Law, 2004

  • B.A., cum laude, SUNY Geneseo, 2001

  • Buffalo Law Review Note and Comment Editor

  • Buffalo Moot Court Board


  • Included on the New York State Super Lawyers list 2017-19 and recognized as a Rising Star 2013-15

  • Named Buffalo Business First Legal Elite, 2018

  • Certified as a General Topics Instructor by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council

  • Instructor, Erie County Police Academy

  • Presenter, National Ski Areas Association Conference, 2013

  • Frequent speaker on health care liability and risk management strategies


  • Community Connections of New York, Board President

  • Nickel City Innovations, Inc., Secretary and Member of Board of Directors

  • Nickel City Foundation, Trustee

  • UB Law Alumni GOLD Group, Past President

  • Bar Association of Erie County

  • New York State Bar Association


  • New York State Courts

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York






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New York City


Erie, PA


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