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Jeffrey Black

1616 West State St.
Olean NY 14760
(800) 524-9481

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Dwyer Black & Lyle, LLP

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Our Attorneys are admitted in New York and Pennsylvania and practice solely personal injury and trial law in Southwestern New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

At Dwyer, Black & Lyle, LLP we limit our practice to handling personal injury cases in New York and Pennsylvania.  Unlike most firms in the area, we only handle cases where people have been injured or killed through the fault of another. 

 

Our four attorneys and staff of seven are all trained to obtain the highest possible settlement or jury verdict for you.  If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s fault or negligence, give us a call.  There is no charge for our initial review and there are no fees if we are unable to obtain a recovery for you.

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Attorney Profiles

 

 

Joseph C. Dwyer
 

Mr. Joseph C. Dwyer was born in Cortland, New York and graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950 and he then received his Juris Doctor in 1952 from the Cornell Law School.  Mr. Dwyer was admitted to the New York bar in 1953 and the Pennsylvania Bar in 1988.  He was also admitted to the New York Western District Court in 1971 and the United States Supreme Court in 1974.  He was counsel for the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee, 1961-1962, Member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association (1984-87), National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association (Member, PBA Arbitration and Mediation Committee 1996), Trustee, Cattaraugus County Law Library, 1997-2005. 

 

Member:  Cattaraugus County (President, 1961), 8th Judicial District (Member, Judicial Advisory Council, 1993-2002) and New York State (Member Committee on Automobile Liability Legislation, 1981-1984) Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Committee on Products Liability, 1981-1984); The American Association for Justice. Fellow, Roscoe Pound, American Trial Lawyers Foundation. (Diplomat) and New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

 

 Mr. Dwyer is a Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Such persons must document their experience, prove that they devote a substantial portion of their practice to civil trial advocacy, submit writing samples for evaluation, show proof of actively pursuing continuing legal education, submit references from numerous attorneys and judges as well as undergoing a rigorous examination process.  After fulfilling all of these requirements then and only then is an attorney recognized as a Civil Trial Advocate.  Mr. Dwyer is also a member of the New York State Association of Trial Lawyers.

 

 Mr. Dwyer is a US Navy Veteran of World War II, played football for Cornell University and has resided in the Olean area for over 45 years.  He has been active in coaching football and as a supporter of St. Bonaventure University athletics.  He and his wife Elaine live on York Street in Olean with their children.  Mr. Dwyer has also been active in the American Red Cross, Kiwanis Club, Olean Jaycees and the American Legion.
 

 

Jeffrey A. Black
 

 

Mr. Jeffrey A. Black joined this firm in 1993 and became a partner in 1994.  Mr. Black is a lifelong resident of Olean area and an Olean High School Graduate.  Mr. Black obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Bonaventure University in 1990 and graduated cum laude from The Dickinson School of Law (Penn State) in 1993.  Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Black was admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New York.  He is also admitted to practice law in the Western District of Pennsylvania and in the Western and Southern Districts of New York. 

Mr. Black is a member of the American Association for Justice, New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Allegany County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association as well as current member and past President of the Cattaraugus County Bar Association.

 

Mr. Black and his wife Mary Jo reside in Olean with their three children.  Mr. Black is a member of the Board of Directors of the Olean Roatary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.  Mr. Black specializes in handling personal injury, medical malpratice, premises liability, products liability, general litigation and insurance matters in Pennsylvania and New York and has extensive trial experience.

 

Ethan M. Lyle

 

Mr. Ethan M. Lyle joined the firm in August of 1999 after his graduation from law school. Mr. Lyle is a long-time resident of Sheffield, Pennsylvania and much of his family lives in northwestern Pennsylvania.  Mr. Lyle graduated from Lock Haven University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and then went on to attend The Dickinson School of Law, graduating with a law degree in 1999.  Since his graduation from law school, Mr. Lyle has been admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New York. 

 

Mr. Lyle is also admitted to practice law in Federal Court in both the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Western District of New York.  Currently, he is a member of the American Association for Justice, New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association, Pennsylvania Association of Trial Lawyers, American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, New York State Bar Association as well as the local Bar Associations for both Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Mr. Lyle is also currently serving as the President of the Cattaraugus County Bar Association.

 

 Mr. Lyle currently resides in Portville with his wife Barbara and their four children.  Mr. Lyle is looking forward to becoming an active participant in his new home community.  In his free time he enjoys basketball, golf and many outdoor activities. Mr. Lyle is also a member of the Board of Directors for Literacy Volunteers of Cattaraugus County. Mr. Lyle handles personal injury, general litigation and insurance matters in both Pennsylvania and New York.

 

Kevin M. Habberfield 
 

Mr. Kevin M. Habberfield joined this firm as an associate attorney in 2008.  Mr. Habberfield is a lifelong resident of Scio, New York and a Scio Central School Graduate.  Mr. Habberfield obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and graduated cum laude from law school at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Mr. Habberfield is admitted to practice law in both New York and Pennsylvania. 

 

Mr. Habberfield is a member of the American Association for Justice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Allegany County Bar Association (Pro Bono Committee), Cattaraugus County Bar Association (Continuing Legal Education Committee), the University of Buffalo Alumni Association, New York State Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association of Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Association as well as the American Bar Association.

 

Mr. Habberfield currently resides in Scio, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wellsville Country Club, the Board of Directors of the Cattaraugus County United Way and is active in volunteering his time with the Saint Bonaventure University Mock Trial program.  In his free time he enjoys soccer, basketball, golf and many outdoor activities. Mr. Habberfield handles personal injury, civil litigation and insurance matters in New York and Pennsylvania.

Please Call : 800-524-9481

Please Call : 800-524-9481


 


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