Criminal Litigation Attorney in Buffalo, NY

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

Frank LoTempio III


Location: Buffalo, New York
Fax: 716-855-3437

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 and 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.


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

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

2018 Board of Directors, Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Board Member, Goodwill of WNY

Past Employment Positions

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


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