Frank LoTempio III

Frank LoTempio III

President & Partner
Buffalo, New York
(716) 855-3761 (Ext. 205)

Frank LoTempio, III prides himself on providing each client with personal and professional service. Mr. LoTempio graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science where he also received two Management Certificates of Business from the esteemed Simon School of Business. Mr. LoTempio earned his Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. While in law school, Mr. LoTempio clerked for the United Steelworkers of America Office of General Counsel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice in New York State, the State of Florida and the United States District Court Western District of New York.

Mr. LoTempio concentrates his practice in the areas of general civil litigation, personal injury, corporate law and criminal defense. He has litigated and negotiated countless civil actions including serious personal injury actions, breach of contract cases, libel, slander and employment law. Mr. LoTempio's practice also includes representing a number of local and international businesses in a variety of industries. He advises them on all aspects of their business enterprises, including employment issues, contract negotiations, corporate organization and other daily legal issues that arise. Most notably, Mr. LoTempio is considered one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the area and has received Lead Counsel Verification in Criminal Law for State Felony & Misdemeanor. He has successfully negotiated favorable outcomes for his clients and has tried criminal cases including vehicular homicide, DWI, DWAI, murder, rape and larceny. He's a zealous advocate for every one of his clients.

Mr. LoTempio has a complete understanding of the court system and legal process and expertly matches his client's needs with the proper legal strategy. This is the keystone of Mr. LoTempio's philosophy of client service. He knows the law, how it functions and is never afraid to go to court. Through his experience, hard work and professionalism, Mr. LoTempio has built solid relationships within the legal and corporate communities. Mr. LoTempio brings a pragmatic approach to solving problems and provides personal attention to every case.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Business, Corporate and Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1998
  • Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1998


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Clerk, United Steelworkers of America Office of General Counsel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester, Rochester
    • B.A. cum laude - 1994
    • Honors: Management Certificates of Business, Simon School of Business
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Defenders Association, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association Board, Former Director
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United Steelworkers of America Office of General Counsel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Catholic Charities Annual Fund Committee
  • Member, Alumnae Board of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute
  • Director, The Buffalo Club Board of Directors
  • Member, Italian American Police Association
  • Member, Park County Club Board of Directors


  • Theta Chi