60 Years Of Trust

The team at Cellino Law are experienced personal injury attorneys with years of proven trial experience.

Although any lawyer could take a case to trial, very few actually do. The insurCellino Law focuses on meeting the needs of people injured as a result of the fault of another.  Accident victims are entitled to compensation for a serious injury for their damages including pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. Our attorneys represent accident victims who have suffered brain injuries, broken bones, back and neck injuries, and more.  Our New York personal injury lawyers have made a difference for thousands of clients.

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

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injuries
  • Slip & Fall
  • Construction Accidents
  • Mass Tort Cases
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Burn Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bite

At Cellino Law we are serious about helping our clients. Our experienced attorneys are available 24/7 to offer injury victims a free consultation. If you have been seriously injured and would like to speak to an attorney, we will make arrangements to travel to meet you. Call 716-458- 9487 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Ross Cellino

As a proud family man and a trial attorney, I pride myself on winning cases and serving the community. With over 35 years of experience, I understand the function of a jury, how juries arrive at conclusions, and the role that the jury plays in administering justice. I know how to win cases.

Those who have suffered an injury should expect and demand an attorney who has the experience and proven track record to win over a jury. My team of attorneys at Cellino Law have proven their abilities by the results achieved in court. Cellino Law’s attorneys meticulously prepare each case so that the client receives the maximum amount of compensation possible.

My attorneys build a relationship with each client and handle a case from inception to conclusion. The insurance companies and their defense attorneys know that if they are not prepared to meet my firm’s settlement demands, Cellino Law attorneys are prepared to try the case in front of a jury.

As a result, our clients receive favorable settlements because insurance companies know our team is willing to take a case to trial and fight for them. The proven success in the courtroom has allowed us to attract and retain accomplished and experienced trial lawyers in the field of personal injury law to best serve the client.

I am passionate about giving back to the community and supporting local organizations, including animal and children’s causes, that make New York a great place to live.

I promise that you can trust Cellino Law to work hard for you!

Attorney Dan Aiell

Other than being a father and a husband, my passion is representing injured people against corporations and insurance companies that put profits over safety and devalue human life, and fighting against them and bringing them to justice. It’s my “why” as a plaintiff attorney.

After working for the largest insurance company in the tri-state area, I can tell you that all insurance companies follow the same business model—to take in money on premium dollars and pay out as little as possible to injury victims. To do that, they hire defense attorneys and paid-opinion witnesses to escape accountability.

Rest assured, though, that if the insurance company refuses to offer reasonable compensation/value of what was taken from you, I will take your case to trial—that is why every case where a lawsuit is filed is prepared for trial. Not many firms have the resources and lawyers willing and skilled enough to go to trial against the insurance companies and their lawyers and paid-witnesses, but at Cellino Law, we will be prepared.

Attorney Denis Bastible

I am committed to having my clients’ voices heard by insurance companies, judges, and juries. I have extensive legal experience as a prosecutor and civil litigation attorney. If an insurance company is unwilling to settle my clients’ injury claims fairly, I will do everything in my power to make it right and take the case to court.

Bar Admissions:

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • B.A. State University at Buffalo
  • J.D. State University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Licensed to practice law in New York

Attorney Daniel Caffrey

When a person suffers a serious injury and places their faith in me to represent them it is a responsibility I take very seriously. I pride myself on open and honest communication with all my clients and give my best effort to explain what can often be a complex legal process every step of the way. Countless times I have represented people who did not believe they were receiving a fair shake from an insurance company.

For years, I worked with some of the best defense attorneys in Western New York. I learned invaluable lessons that put me in a unique position when bringing a lawsuit on behalf of an injured person. At Cellino Law I work with not only excellent lawyers but outstanding people. We work as a team to bring about the best possible result while treating people with compassion and respect.

Bar Admissions:

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association


  • J.D. Hofstra University School of Law
  • M.S. Buffalo State College
  • B.A. Potsdam State College
  • Admitted to practice law in New York
  • Federal Court (Eastern District of New York)
  • Federal Court (Southern District of New York)
  • Federal Court (Western District of New York)

Attorney Annmarie Cellino

When a person is injured in a car accident due to the fault of another, it can be one of the most challenging times of their life. Not only are there physical and financial consequences, there are emotional challenges as well.

The most rewarding part of my career as an attorney has been assisting my clients and helping them through their difficulties as quickly and smoothly as possible. My goal for every client is to give them the confidence and assurance to focus on their recovery and their family, while Cellino Law handles the rest. Our firm has the resources to obtain the maximum recovery possible to provide compensation for my injured clients.

Bar Admissions:

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • B.A. Middlebury College (2009)
  • J.D. State University at Buffalo (2014)
  • M.B.A. State University at Buffalo (2014)

Attorney Jeanna Cellino

My first memory of personal injury law comes from my father, Ross Cellino, Jr. When I was young, he let me skip school to attend his closing argument on one of his biggest cases. I will never forget when my dad dropped to his knees to show the jury what his client’s life would be like without the use of the client’s legs – unable to walk around and bound to a life of assistance from others.

I will never forget the look in the jury’s eyes – it was clear they not only appreciated what life would be like for that client, but they also felt the genuine, empathic and caring way my father served his client. I will also never forget the satisfaction my dad had fighting for his client against an insurance company’s unfair offer – something that his father, Ross Cellino, Sr., who was sitting in the galley with me, had taught him. Over the years, I have absorbed both the personal and professional skills passed on to me from my father and grandfather and apply those in each case I represent.

Being able to convey the life-altering devastation of a client’s injury is vital to achieving the best result both inside and outside the courtroom. I take great pride in getting to know my clients on a personal level and making sure that negligent defendants are held accountable for the pain, trauma, and emotional distress they cause.

I have dedicated my legal career to representing those injured, and it is my privilege to carry on the legacy that my grandfather started back in 1958. I promise hard work, compassion, and zealous advocacy for each of my clients.

Attorney Stephen Ciocca

I have seen firsthand the suffering and hardship people endure when they are injured due to the negligence of others. The impact an injury has on a person and their family goes beyond the physical pain. It has devastating consequences in almost every aspect of their life, the lives of their family, and in the community.

I joined Cellino Law because the attorneys and staff are committed to helping injured people in their time of need. It is a philosophy and way of thinking I adhere to.

Bar Admissions:

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • B.S. – 1988 SUNY @ Buffalo (Cum Laude)
  • J.D. – 1992 University of Toledo College of Law

Attorney Thomas Cleere

For me, becoming a lawyer has always been about helping others seek justice and fighting for the rights of our clients. As a former prosecutor in the Suffolk District Attorney’s office, I began to understand what was important to jurors in making their determinations which helped me in becoming an effective trial lawyer.

As a proud Iraq Veteran and former Army Captain, I understand how important the words service and duty are. I bring these qualities with me into the courtroom where I help clients obtain millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in New York State.

Military Honors:

  • Army Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device
  • Iraq Campaign Medal

Bar Admissions:

  • New York Bar
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York Bar
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Bar


  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A

Attorney Christopher D’Amato

Since joining Cellino Law in 1998, my goal has always been to get the best possible result for each of my clients. I achieve this by knowing when to take a case all the way to trial and when to settle. Whether it’s an injury from an automobile accident, a fall, or a dog bite, I will not accept anything less than what my clients fully deserve.

In every case I handle, I strive to develop a personal relationship with my client so that I can fully understand how the injury has affected his or her life. As a proud father, I understand how an injury to one family member can affect the family as a whole. It is with that personal knowledge that I am able to help each client through this difficult period.

I take great pride in being a member of a firm that focuses solely on representing injured people against insurance companies. It is through that focus that I have developed the skills and knowledge to go head to head with the insurance companies on a daily basis to get each client what he or she fully deserves for an injury.

Bar Admissions:

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association


  • 1998 – Licensed to practice Law in New York State
  • J.D. earned in 1997 – University of Toledo College of Law/State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
  • B.A. earned in 1991 – John Carroll University

Attorney Nicholas Davis

From a very young age, I knew two things – (1) I wanted to be a lawyer, and (2) I wanted to help people. Growing up in a small rural community in Western New York instilled in me certain values that guide me not only in my personal life but also in my professional life as an attorney. I approach every interaction with my clients based upon my belief that I owe them a duty to represent their interests and service their needs to the fullest extent possible. My clients all get my personal attention and deal with me directly from our very first interaction through the resolution of their matters and beyond.

Although I enjoy working collaboratively and as a team with my clients, I have not, and will never lose sight of the fact that I work for them,  and they do not work for me. I enjoy working closely with my clients and handling even the smallest details of their matters and genuinely believe this is the best way to understand their situation and prepare their case for the best possible outcome.  Preparation and experience are both key in successfully carrying out this obligation and equally important in obtaining the best possible results for our clients.

I began my career and spent many years working for law firms on behalf of insurance companies and defending the interests of their insureds. In this capacity, I handled all aspects of personal injury claims from initial investigation through litigation, trial, and appeal. Although I gained an incredible amount of experience and insight into insurance companies, I quickly learned that insurance companies’ sole objective is to resolve claims for the least amount of money possible, regardless of the horrors and damages caused by their insureds.

This realization caused me to question whether I was actually helping anyone and ultimately led me to a nearly decade long career with one of the nation’s largest personal injury firms. My experience working for insurance companies and one of the nation’s largest personal injury firms provides with me a unique perspective that enables me to aggressively and effectively pursue personal injury claims on behalf of my clients. I believe it is this experience, together with my work ethic and sense of duty and obligation to my clients that has enabled me to recover many million-dollar and multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of my clients.

I appreciate that not all personal injury cases are the same and that each and everyone affects individuals differently. In many instances, my client’s lives have been turned upside down as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing, and they are not only looking for representation, but for someone who will help make sense during trying times. No matter what type of situation my clients are facing, each and everyone one receives the same responsiveness, dedication, and aggressive and zealous representation that are the cornerstones of Cellino Law’s philosophy.

Attorney Brian Goldstein

For over thirty-five years, initially as a physician and surgeon and subsequently as an attorney representing injury victims, I have worked to help individuals overcome the physical, emotional, and financial devastation inflicted by serious injury. It is a privilege for me to represent seriously injured individuals and their families against insurance companies, corporations, companies, doctors, hospitals, and individuals who were negligent. No matter how extensive or advanced the medical treatment, an individual and his or her family is never the same after trauma alters their lives.

Additionally, I am called upon to assist physicians as personal counsel in lawsuits against them, credentialing, and licensure issues. It is critical to understand the standards of care of medical practice to determine whether there was or was not malpractice. Just as malpractice committed upon a person often cannot be undone, a frivolous medical malpractice lawsuit can permanently harm a physician.

In individually preparing each case entrusted to me, I rely on both my medical experience and legal skills. While a Board Certified physician and diplomate of the American Board of Surgery for over ten years, I dealt with the standards of medical practice and with the medical consequences of significant injury daily. As an attorney, I have been able to effectively demonstrate the presence or absence of negligence and the true depth of injury in the courtroom.

Attorney Alex Greco

Throughout my career and currently as a proud trial attorney at Cellino Law, my first and foremost goal and duty as your attorney is to zealously represent you to ensure that you obtain the best possible result. I take pride in my practice being easily accessible to clients, keeping you apprised every step of the way, and involving you in the strategy/decision-making processes of your litigation.

My background is deeply rooted in the pursuit of legal endeavors. I hold a B.A. in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought from Amherst College. I went on to obtain my law degree from Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law and obtained credits in several New York State focused courses from University at Buffalo School of Law. While pursuing my law degree, I spent my final year representing clients through the Auglaize County (OH) Public Defender’s Office. The knowledge I gained from this experience has proven to be invaluable to my civil practice, as tactics I was taught are commonly used in civil defense litigation

My main practice areas are comprised of complex litigation involving pharmaceutical litigation, medical device litigation, toxic torts, and personal injury. Approximately ninety percent (90%) of my litigation casework has involved pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices. Since joining Cellino Law, I’ve had the privilege to work on multiple product liability cases in various roles. In doing so, I gained a wide range of complex litigation experience including taking on leadership roles, participating as a trial team member, preparation of various experts and witnesses, taking and defending of various depositions within the context of multiple MultiDistrict Litigations, and the representation of numerous clients injured by pharmaceutical and medical device products.

Attorney George Gridelli

Throughout my career as a trial attorney, I have learned many lessons both in and out of the courtroom. Some of the most important ones are to be passionate about my case, be prepared to prosecute my client’s claim all the way to verdict, and to be relentless in obtaining justice for my client.

My law career started as an Assistant District Attorney where I gained priceless trial experience. In private practice as a sole practitioner for a number of years, I learned the importance of maximizing every recovery possible.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State Courts
  • Federal Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Federal Court, Southern District of New York


  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York – BA Psychology
  • Syracuse University, College of Law – Juris Doctorate

Attorney Lisa King

As an attorney, I have dedicated my practice to helping victims seek justice. My desire to fight for those who have been wronged began in college when a very close friend was severely injured and unable to obtain the outcome she deserved. My passion to help others only grew as I entered and completed law school.

I began my legal career as an Assistant State Attorney where I represented victims of serious crimes, including murder and sexual assault. As a prosecutor, I was able to advocate for and provide a voice for victims who were silenced by the actions of others. The invaluable experience I obtained strengthened my aspirations of facilitating justice and advocating for the rights of those who have been injured.

After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, I devoted my legal career to representing insurance companies and the individuals they insure. This position afforded me the opportunity to gain insight and understanding into how insurance companies evaluate and litigate personal injury claims.

These experiences have provided me with a unique perspective that enables me to aggressively and effectively pursue personal injury claims on behalf of my clients. As a member of Cellino Law, I have the resources and support necessary to zealously fight for my clients and obtain the exceptional results that each one deserves.

Attorney Mark Kochanowicz

I went to law school to be a trial attorney, as I consider every moment in the courtroom a fight to help my clients receive the compensation they deserve. I enjoy developing deep trusting relationships with my clients and helping them understand all their options to decide what is in their best interest.

By being admitted to practice in both New York and Connecticut, as well as Federal District Court, I am able to provide my clients with the additional flexibility of making the best decision regarding when and where to file their cases in order to get them the best result possible.

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association (2010)
  • American Bar Association
  • US Federal District Court of Connecticut (2012)
  • New York State Bar Association (2018)
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court


  • Fairfield University, B.A. (2007)
  • University of Connecticut, School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2010)

Attorney Andrew Lavadera

Since graduating from Seton Hall University School of Law, I have honed my ability to craft competitive narratives throughout the stages of litigation. I began my career clerking for the Honorable Espinales-Maloney of the Superior Court of New Jersey, gaining first-hand experience in the judicial decision-making process and a practical understanding of litigation procedure, from complaint to verdict. I moved into private practice, focusing on personal injury litigation.

Today, I take pride in hard work, dedication, and strong client communication and accessibility. By keeping in constant communication, I am able to learn about clients as unique individuals and share their experiences to obtain fair and just compensation for the injuries they suffered.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Chorus – Board Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers


  • B.A. – Villanova University – Cum Laude
  • J.D. – Seton Hall University School of Law

Attorney John Lavelle

My experience in the field of personal injury litigation began as a high school intern for a personal injury attorney. From that time, I knew that helping injured people would be the focus of my professional career. I worked diligently on school work and obtained full scholarships from St. John’s University for both college and law school.

The goal in any attorney-client relationship is to obtain fair and just compensation for the injuries suffered by the client. At Cellino Law, the professional environment gives each client the best chance possible to achieve that goal.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Arc of Dauphin County – Charter Family Member
  • Garden City Bird Sanctuary


  • St. John’s University, Queens, New York – B.S. 2001 (Chemistry/Math) “Summa Cum Laude”
  • St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York – J.D. 2004

Attorney Patrick Little

I began the study of law after I was t-boned and injured in a motor vehicle collision. I made the decision to become a personal injury attorney to have a chance to help others after they have suffered serious injuries.

Since becoming a personal injury attorney, I have used my unique experience to connect with my clients and to provide insight and support as they deal with a difficult time in their lives. That unique experience has helped me to resolve hundreds of cases on behalf of those who have been injured by the negligence of others.

When you have been injured, you want someone who has been there to be fighting for you. I have trial experience and am not afraid to fight for my clients when insurance companies unfairly value the injuries they have suffered.

My clients appreciate our use of technology to allow for virtual meetings and quick communication with me and our office. We are there for our clients and understand the issues that are involved in all forms of injury cases.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association


  • University of Rochester, Bachelor of Arts
  • Johns Hopkins University, Master of Arts
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, Juris Doctor

Attorney John Looney

I have built my career on a strong foundation of hard work, dedication to client service, and achievement of results. Upon graduation from Norwich University, a private military college in Vermont, I was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy. I served our country in this capacity for six years on active duty and fourteen years in the reserves.

Since joining Cellino Law, I have completely dedicated myself to the success of our firm and our clients. Because I believe that client service is one of the most important factors separating our firm from the others, I commit myself and all of my energies to every case I try. My personal strength is an inner drive and motivation to do right by the people who count the most – the clients I have been asked to serve.

Bar Admissions:

  • UB Law Alumni Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • B.A., Norwich University, Vermont
  • J.D., SUNY at Buffalo School of Law
  • Licensed to practice law in New York

Attorney Michael Lovecchio

Remember the adage, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Well, at Cellino Law, we make sure we get it right the first time. Since joining the firm, I have made it my focus to provide clients with exceptional service and with the utmost integrity.

I have devoted my career to helping severely injured individuals and understand the commitment you both need and deserve. I take pride in being part of a team that has achieved tremendous success for clients in a variety of personal injury areas. The consistent courtroom victories are the result of the attorneys’ tenacity and diligent preparation. My devotion to clients is reflected in my hands-on personalized approach to each client. You deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and that is a promise to you.

Bar Admissions:

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • B.A. – State University College at Buffalo
  • J.D. – State University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Licensed to practice law in New York, Federal Court for the Western District of New York

Attorney William Loyd

Although a Long Island native, I lived and worked in Washington, D.C. and obtained my law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA.  Following law school, I operated my own law practice on Long Island.  I joined Ross Cellino’s law firm in January of 2009.  Since that time, I’ve successfully litigated and brought hundreds of cases to resolution.  I have a passion for oral advocacy and work very closely with clients to ensure we achieve the maximum result on every case for every client.

Bar Admissions:

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA (J.D., 2005)
  • University at Albany (Magna Cum Laude), Albany, NY (B.A., 2000)

Attorney  Michael Napolitano

I am a trial attorney at Cellino Law with experience in serious personal injury cases. My dedication to civil litigation has been apparent since my attendance at St. John’s University School of Law. During that time, I took advantage of every opportunity to sharpen my trial advocacy skills.

Unlike many other law firms, Cellino Law focuses solely on serious personal injury cases. This allows me to dedicate all my time, effort, and resources to fighting for my clients who have been seriously injured. Cellino Law has a team of attorneys, resources, and bench strength to maximize compensation for our clients. While it is no secret that most civil cases never reach trial, the ability and freedom to go to trial without hesitation are vital. In representing my clients, I will make every effort and utilize every resource at Cellino Law to maximize their individual recovery.


  • St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York – J.D.
  • Admitted to Practice Law in New York State
  • St. John’s University Tobin College of Business, Queens, New York – B.S. (Cum Laude)

Attorney Alexander Paine

As an attorney, I have practiced in many different areas of the law until finding my calling as a personal injury trial attorney. There is no better way to serve justice than to get injured people the compensation they deserve. So many people are hurt every single day by the negligent, reckless, and sometimes intentional actions of others, meanwhile huge insurance companies are getting better and better at refusing to fairly compensate victims.

As a senior trial attorney at one of the biggest personal injury firms in the world, I have the power and the resources to fight for you, and to get you the compensation you deserve. 100% of my practice at Cellino Law is devoted to car accident cases, injuries sustained as a result of a fall, work injuries sustained at construction sites and elsewhere, burn cases, and various other accidents. As a motorcycle owner myself, I have also represented many motorcyclists that were hurt by negligent drivers.

Having devoted my life to helping personal injury victims, I understand that your family depends on you for lost wages, and I know full well that you can never really fully recover from a very severe injury. This is why I have personally gotten my clients millions of dollars in compensation.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State BAR
  • Federal Court Eastern District of New York
  • Federal Court Southern District of New York

Attorney Gregory Pajak

Hard work, communication, and honesty are the keys to success in any field – especially law. I learned about hard work while putting myself through college and law school while working in my father’s business – a “mom and pop” corner grocery store in Hamburg, NY. At this job, I met and spoke with thousands of people from all walks of life. I realized that while every person is different, all should be treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect.

Upon completing law school, I joined a firm with experience in civil litigation which handled cases for the insurance companies. I eventually became a partner. For over 15 years, I represented insurers and defendants in personal injury lawsuits and trials. I learned how the insurance companies handled cases and the strategy they used. It became clear to me that the average person did not stand a chance in such a conflict.

Currently, I am a managing attorney for Cellino Law and handle my own cases and also work with the other attorneys to make sure that the firm provides outstanding service and care for our clients.

Bar Admissions:

  • Erie County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee, 2017-present
  • Erie County Bar Association, Chair Negligence Committee, 2010-2012
  • Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York, President , 2006
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, former Treasurer

Attorney Robert Peragine

I received my undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2003 and my law degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Law in 2006. I graduated from law school 5th in my class and was on the Dean’s List. I am admitted to both the New York and Connecticut Bar.

Following my time at the prosecutor’s office, I gained valuable plaintiffs experience while working at two large personal injury law firms. I aggressively represented my clients in pre-trial negotiations, and if I did not receive the maximum offer for my client, I would try the case to a verdict.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • State University of New York at Cortland
  • University of Massachusetts School of Law, Ranked 5th in Class

Attorney Joshua Sandberg

As a former defense attorney who has not only defended personal injury claims but also legal malpractice claims, I understand what to do and, more importantly, what not to do when handling a personal injury case.

Defending lawyers and law firms against legal malpractice claims, I witnessed firsthand the mistakes that can be made when handling personal injury cases. That experience gave me the tools to become an aggressive and successful personal injury attorney who pays attention to detail.

I am a Long Island native. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2001 and my law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2004.


  • B.A. University of Michigan
  • J.D. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Attorney John Shields

I have over 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases in New York and New Jersey, including more than 40 trials. I was previously with the law offices of Hill & Moin in New York City.

Bar Admissions:

  • Hudson County New Jersey Bar Association

Attorney Allan Silverstein

For more than 30 years, I have dedicated my career to the victims and survivors of neglect, to give a voice to those who seek justice and fair and adequate compensation for their injuries or for the loss of a loved one.

From the beginning of my career, I learned that in order to be successful an attorney must zealously represent their clients with passion and conviction but at the same time have and express compassion, empathy, and understanding of the client’s needs.

I am admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey and have litigated a wide variety of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, trip/slip and fall cases, construction accidents, and nursing home neglect cases.

Bar Admissions:

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • Hunter College BA Communications 1979
  • Touro Law School- JD 1984

Attorney Robert Voltz

I have worked in the legal community for most of my life, first as a law clerk with the JAG Corp in the US Army, then as a title searcher and a law clerk while in law school.

Since becoming an attorney, almost 30 years ago, I have focused my practice on helping those who need it most, those who were hurt at work or injured due to the negligence of others.

With this guidance, I have been able to help hundreds of clients navigate their way to recovery from car accidents, construction site and other workplace injuries, injuries from poorly designed roads and negligently maintained property, and many other types of accidents.

I am proud to work with Cellino Law because they understand the importance of helping every client navigate their way to recovery.


  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S.,with high honors 1987
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J. D. 1990

Attorney  John Wright

Insurance companies value personal injury cases and make decisions based on their quarterly financial statements, and not on the needs of those seriously injured at no fault of their own. Unfortunately, many law firms handle cases similarly by looking for the quick settlement and easy profits, leaving their clients wondering who is on their side.

If you are seriously injured due the negligence of another person or company, fighting their corporate insurance companies alone is financially and emotionally improbable. Hiring the wrong lawyer might make that fight impossible. You need the strength and experience of a proven trial lawyer to fight for you and your family, take on the insurance companies, and force them to pay every penny you lost and deserve to regain.

For the past 20 years, I have fought and consistently beat the insurance companies and their in-house experts, investigators and lawyers and recovered nearly $75,000,000 for my clients through trials and out of court settlements. I have forced insurance companies to pay million-dollar trial verdicts and multi-million-dollar settlements on the day of trial. That is not to say that all cases must go to trial, but it is extremely important that the insurance companies view your lawyer as a fighter and an advocate willing to take your fight to court when necessary.

I understand the significant impact that serious injuries can bring to a person’s life and their emotional and financial toll. As your lawyer, I promise that I will fight to make the insurance company pay for your loss and help you regain the life that was taken from you and your family.

Throughout your entire injury case, you will have comfort in knowing that I am constantly fighting for you and that I am always on your side.

Office Locations

Buffalo Office
800 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209

Melville Office
401 Broadhollow Rd
Suite 302
Melville, NY 11747
New York Office
420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 830
New York, NY 10170
Rochester Office
16 West Main Street
Powers Building, Suite 600
Rochester, NY 14614

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