403 Main Street, Suite 700
Buffalo, NY 14203

Communication. Dedication. Results.

Partnering with clients in mutually beneficial ways is at the core of our law practice. Duggan Pawlowski & Cooke LLP is founded on the principle that a legal team that achieves goals and delivers value for clients also ensures the firm's ongoing strengths. Success builds upon success as we stay focused on our core values — communication, dedication and results. Our attorneys have decades of combined trial experience successfully representing businesses, insurers and individuals. Our foundation for success is, and has always been: communication, dedication and results. These elements are carried through in our high responsiveness to your requests and the priority we give to one-on-one attention. You will work with one attorney who is dedicated to your case from beginning to end.

We understand that legal issues take valuable time away from running a business and living life. At Duggan Pawlowski & Cooke LLP, we offer strategic legal advice focused on business, corporation and insurance needs. Built on solid communication and unwavering dedication to clients, the best outcome for your situation is always our first goal. Our loyalty to community and clients adds to our success.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Wills, Estates, & Probate
  • Business & Corporate Law

Our team of lawyers can prepare to handle just about any legal case. Call Duggan Pawlowski & Cooke LLP today at 716-575-5529 to arrange your consultation.

Attorney James J. Duggan

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Education:

  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    • B.A.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Western New York Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter

Attorney Neil A. Pawlowski

Bar Admissions:

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

Education:

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Buffalo Moot Court Board, Senior Member
    • Honors: Quarter-finalist in the Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Community and Economic Development Clinic, University at Buffalo Law School
    • Honors: Buffalo Public Interest Law Program Fellowship, 2008
    • Pace University, MST
  • University of Rochester
    • B.A.
    • Minor: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Evergreen Health Services, Trustee/Board Member
  • Buffalo United Artists Theatre, Board Member
  • Lawyers for Learning, Past Board Member
  • Buffalo ReformEd, Past Board Member
  • Buffalo Criminal Law Society, Past President
  • Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition, Past Director

Honors and Awards:

  • 2010 Charles Dautch Award for Excellence in the Law of Real Property, University at Buffalo Law School
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Real Estate Law, 2015 - 2018
  • 2005 University of Rochester Student Life Entrepreneurship Award

Attorney Jesse J. Cooke

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education:

  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Law Journal: Arizona State Law Journal, Editor, 2003 - 2005
  • Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, Tempe, Arizona
    • M.B.A. - 2005
  • State University of New York College at Buffalo
    • B.A.
    • Major: History

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Erie County, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Associations, Member

Attorney Thomas A. Digati

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 2011
  • State University at New York College at Buffalo
    • B.S. - 2008
    • Major: Forensic Chemistry
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers: Upstate New York Rising Stars: Personal Injury- General , 2017 - 2018

Real Estate Law

Highly recommended! Do you want an attorney to answer your calls in a timely manner? Respond to your email? Answer all of your questions to the best of his knowledge? ALWAYS work in your best interest? Neil Pawlowski is the attorney for you! I use Neil for a majority of my real estate transactions. We all know there are some transactions that can be, at times, somewhat challenging. Neil has diligently overcome many challenges in his career. He does it with enthusiasm, honesty and most importantly integrity! Everybody knows that buying a house is stressful. If you want a smooth and stress-free closing, hire Neil Pawlowski to be your real estate attorney! You won't be sorry! I am looking forward to many more transactions with Neil and his team!

-Christopher Klubek, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, RealtyUSA


Criminal Defense

"Neil was a phenomenal attorney and got me the best possible outcome for my case that I could have hoped for. He is very intelligent and personable. I would certainly utilize his services if I ever was in need of them again."

-Client, Amherst, New York

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