Do Not Bet On A Long Shot. Hire A Trial-Tested Attorney.

When you are confronted with a legal situation that demands representation by an attorney, you need to pick a front runner to help you finish first in the race of life. The law office of Claude A. Joerg provides nearly four decades of experience in a wide variety of practice areas. Mr. Joerg is a savvy negotiator and an aggressive litigator in the courtroom. 

Claude A. Joerg, our founding attorney, draws upon his experience at the federal, state and local court level to provide clients with exceptional results in many common life situations. Legal issues we can assist you with include:

  • Estate and probate planning
  • Business formation to start a new venture
  • Personal injury claims after an accident
  • Advisement and representation in business and commercial law matters
  • Equine law counseling — related to any legal aspect of horse ownership
  • Real estate transactions and disputes
  • Family law matters, including divorce

Mr. Joerg is diligent and prepares meticulously for negotiations and trials. He is a strong advocate for your best interests and will provide you with frank, unvarnished advice.

Our firm’s lawyer works with clients in Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Genesee and Orleans counties, as well as other locations throughout western New York. Call 716-308-1832 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Claude A. Joerg

From 1981 through 1989 I dedicated my career as an Assistant District Attorney for Niagara County. In that position, I conducted many complex criminal prosecutions including Conspiracies and Murder Trials. In 1989 Claude A. Joerg, Attorney at Law began representing clients in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation, Child Custody Litigation, Matrimonial and Estate Litigation. The experience that I had gained in my years as a successful prosecutor provided me with the necessary skills to take my client's most important life issues to trial is a proper settlement could not be negotiated on their behalf.

Within a short period of time my practice become very successful and resulted in significant Jury and/or Judicial verdicts for my clients.

In 1994, due to an expanding practice I purchased the Law Office where my practice is presently located, 260 East Avenue, Lockport, New York. I continue to handle a boutique selection of matrimonial cases, personal injury cases as well as Probate litigation.

In 2001 I was appointed to serve Niagara County as the Niagara County Attorney and have served in such position for sixteen years and in 2014 the Town of Pendleton was added to this Municipal Law Practice.

It continues to be my pleasure to meet with families to plan for their future and preserve the wealth that they struggled for so long to acquire. In this representation Last Wills and Testament, Durable Powers of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives, Deeds with reserved Life Estates and Living Trusts are all tools that can successful! in wealth preservation.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1993


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D.
  • Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Major: Political Science and History

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