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LoTempio P.C. successfully argued that our client was permanently and totally disabled as a result of his work-related accident.

Against the insurance carrier’s arguments that our client could return to the work force, LoTempio P.C. successfully argued that our client was permanently and totally disabled as a result of his work-related accident that occurred 6 years ago. This ensures he will receive the maximum amount in monetary benefits as a result of him being unable to return to gainful employment.

LoTempio P.C. Attorneys work out a Settlement for Nursing Home Patient

More reason you should keep an eye on your loved ones in Assisted Living

Our attorneys were recently able to resolve a serious claim against a local Nursing Home which failed to adequately care for a patient with dementia. Due to the failure to provide appropriate and timely care, it was claimed that the client ultimately died due to infection. After the case was placed into suit, our attorneys were able to work out a significant settlement payment to the estate of our client. Given the aging population in the United States, and particularly in the Western New York community, the number of claims of malpractice and negligence at Nursing Homes is increasing significantly over the past few years. If a loved one needs to receive care from a Nursing Home of other Assisted Living community, it is important to monitor the treatment being received. While most such facilities attempt to provide appropriate care, failure of some facilities to provide appropriate training, support and oversight results in a significant likelihood that patients may ultimately suffer an injury or illness. Having a family member or friend visit the facility on a regular, but unannounced basis, helps to insure that no major problems go unaddressed.

For more information about Nursing Home facilities, or to register a complaint, you can go to the NYS Department of Health Website. https://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/nursing/

LoTempio PC Attorneys Win a 1.2 Million Dollar Settlement for Injured Motorcyclist

Our personal injury attorneys recently settled a motorcycle accident case for $1,250,000.00 for a 62 year-old client. The accident occurred when the other vehicle made a U-turn in front of our client, and he could not avoid the accident. He suffered serious injuries to his right leg which required multiple surgeries. Although previously disabled, the accident and the permanent injuries severely impacted our client’s enjoyment of life and his daily activities. Despite claiming that the motorcyclist was at fault, the defendants and their insurance companies agreed to settle the case rather than proceed to trial.

LoTempio PC Attorney Andrew Gill Has Harassment Charges Dismissed For Client

After rejecting all pleas, LoTempio PC attorney Andrew Gill filed a motion to have a harassment charge dismissed before trial in a local justice court. The judge agreed, granted the motion, and dismissed the charge. The result allowed the client to avoid a sentence of jail time and/or a fine, if convicted of the charge.

LoTempio PC Attorney Brian Knauth Receives Unanimous Agreement To Move Forward With Damages Case Against The State Of New York

LoTempio P.C. Law Group personal injury attorney Brian Knauth successfully argued an appeal against the State of New York. The trial judge had granted our client’s motion, holding the State responsible for the client’s injuries. The Appellate Court unanimously agreed and affirmed. There will now be a trial just on damages.

LoTempio PC Attorney Jack Sanchez Helps To Relieve Client Of Criminal Conviction

LoTempio PC attorney Jack Sanchez recently had a client’s conviction for Driving While Intoxicated vacated. This allowed the client to enter into a plea to Driving While Ability Impaired. Because of this result the client will not have a criminal conviction which is important for future employment. This result also allowed the client to remove the interlock ignition device and the 6 month license revocation will be lowered to a 90 day suspension.

Complete Counsel Attorney, Jack M. Sanchez, recently had a client’s case dismissed who was charged with Criminal Solicitation of Murder

After rejecting all plea offers, Mr. Sanchez filed a motion to dismiss the matter arguing that the internet posts by the Defendant were being taken way out of context and in no way constituted criminal conduct. The Court agreed and dismissed the charges. LoTempio P.C Law group once again defends a client against baseless charges and protects the client’s 1st Amendment Rights.

Complete Counsel Attorney, Jack M. Sanchez, recently had an Aggravated DWI charged dismissed

Mr. Sanchez vigorously fought to have the prosecution turn over tape recordings that were needed for the client’s defense. He successfully obtained the tape recordings and then filed a motion and argued that the delay was a violation of the client’s right to a speedy trial. The court dismissed the charges because the Defendant’s speedy trial rights were violated.

Changes have been made to the BAEC/BNAR Contract of Sale effective March 15, 2018

Specifically, the Property Inspection Notice and Addendum was amended to allow for Seller’s Concessions to be adjusted and to provide for purchase price adjustments. In addition, a new form was created called a VINA, the Vacant Land Investigation Notice and Addendum, which addresses inspection issues for purchases of vacant land.

LoTempio PC Law Group gets Professor his job back and full back pay

The SUNY system terminated a professor based on false sexual harassment claims. After a ten day arbitration Frank LoTempio III secured an award saying the claims by SUNY and complainant were baseless. The Arbitrator awarded the Professor his position back with full back pay.

Amanda Zafur has been appointed to the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund Board of Directors as the President’s Council designee

The BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program for low-income elementary and middle school children to attend a private school of choice. BISON’s mission is to provide low-income parents with a full range of choices for their children’s education. Serving in this newly appointed position allows Amanda to facilitate open communication and transparency between both groups while achieving their goal of empowering parents with the ability to choose a school which best meets their child’s needs.

LoTempio P.C. secures settlement for Motor Vehicle Accident

The attorneys at LoTempio P.C. Law Group secured an award of $275,000.00 for a client who sustained serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The client was involved in a rear-end accident on her way home from work. She sustained injuries to her neck, back and left shoulder as a result of the accident, which prevented her from returning to work as a seamstress.

LoTempio P.C. secures deal regarding Felony Drug Charges

Prior to a suppression hearing challenging the stop and search of a motor vehicle on a drug charge that originally started as a Felony the LoTempio PC team secured a plea to a disorderly conduct, a violation under the penal law, and time served.

Amanda Zafur selected Super Lawyers Magazine’s Upstate New York Rising Star, 2017

Our attorney Amanda Zafur of LoTempio P.C. Law Group, was selected as a Super Lawyers 2017. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Frank LoTempio, III Featured on Channel 2 LeSean McCoy Segment

Frank LoTempio, III appeared on Channel 2 WGRZ on a legal analysis segment focused on the investigation into Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy. He pointed out that though there has been no arrest yet, there are reports of serious physical injuries inflicted in the incident, which could lead to a felony assault charge. He also points out that physical altercations in which alcohol is involved are typically difficult cases to prove from the prosecution side.

LoTempio P.C. Successfully Defends Client in DWI Case

The firm represented an individual charged with DWI and failure to keep right arising from a motorcycle accident. The client failed a field sobriety test and refused to give a blood sample. The firm rejected the offer from the D.A.'s office and took the case to trial. The client was found not guilty of both DWI and failure to keep right.

Frank LoTempio, III Elected To Goodwill Board of Directors

Frank LoTempio, III is currently featured in Business First's People on the Move following his recent election to the Goodwill of Western New York Board of Directors. Mr. LoTempio welcomes the opportunity to serve his local community and give back to its people.

Frank LoTempio Joins Goodwill Board of Trustees

Frank LoTempio III has been elected to the Goodwill Board of Trustees. Goodwill Industries of Western New York provides a vital service to the region, and Mr. LoTempio is proud and to be involved with them, and excited by the organization's future.

Frank LoTempio III Says Kane Investigation Has Been a Comprehensive One

Patrick Kane may not have criminal charges placed on him after he was accused of raping a woman.

Frank LoTempio III verifies that the investigation has been comprehensive and dutiful, saying, "I have cases with that unit, and I haven't been able to get responses because they've been really working very, very hard on this case."

Allegedly, District Attorney Frank Sedita is now considering an affidavit from the woman who accused Kane of raping her, declining prosecution.

The Buffalo News reports that the woman is facing stress placed on her and her family.

Frank LoTempio, III Guests on WNY at Work

Frank LoTempio, III appeared on ESPN Radio's WNY at Work from Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo for the show's monthly Legal Matters segment.

He talked Buffalo Bills opening day, holding season tickets since the 1990s, Buffalo's opponents for the first game of the season, the Indianapolis Colts and more.

To listen to Mr. LoTempio's latest appearance on WNY at Work, you can head to their website.

Putting for PKD Golf Tournament

LoTempio P.C. Law Group was proud to support and participate in the Putting for PKD Golf Tournament this past weekend. Despite the rain and wind, there was a great turnout. Over $20,000 was raised to increase awareness of, and to assist families affected by Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Rumors Swirl Around Kane Investigation as Frank LoTempio, III Offers Valuable Insight

As this story develops, it is becoming more difficult to discern reality from rumor. What we know for sure is that there has been a rape investigation into Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane. Complete Counsel Attorney Frank LoTempio, III has offered some clarity with several appearances on Channel 2 News. Mr. LoTempio continues to provide valuable, insightful information to the situation, while allegations and rumors run rampant.

To see Mr. LoTempio's latest appearance on Channel 2 News, you can head to their website.

Frank LoTempio, III Continues to Provide Complete Counsel on Channel 2

As new information continues to become available in the rape accusation of Patrick Kane, and as the Hamburg Police Department awaits forensic testing results, Frank LoTempio, III continues to provide insight into how the process may play out.

Mr. LoTempio explained there are two different routes through which this case can enter the criminal justice system. Hamburg PD can file a felony complaint in Hamburg, have Kane appear in court for arraignment and then proceed to a grand jury. The Erie County District Attorney can also present the case to a grand jury directly to determine if there's probable cause for issue charges.

Mr. LoTempio also went on to explain why we have yet to hear from Kane himself. Mr. LoTempio has experience in high profile criminal cases such as this, and always advises his clients to say as little as possible. Anything a client says can be used against them. In criminal defense cases, you want as few surprises as possible as you build your defense.

You can view the whole story and see Mr. LoTempio's appearance on Channel 2, at their website.

Update on Kane Investigation

Complete Counsel team member and experienced Buffalo, NY, criminal defense attorney Frank LoTempio, III continued to provide expert legal analysis on the Patrick Kane investigation on Channel 2 News.

Mr. LoTempio explained there are two different routes through which this case can enter the criminal justice system. Hamburg PD can file a felony complaint in Hamburg, have Kane appear in court for arraignment and then proceed to a grand jury. The Erie County District Attorney can also present the case to a grand jury directly to determine if there's probable cause to issue charges. In this process, 23 people are presented with evidence as they determine whether or not there is probable cause for formal charges.

Check back to the Complete Counsel website and be sure to follow LoTempio P.C. Law Group on Facebook for all the latest developments and legal expertise regarding the ongoing investigation of Patrick Kane.

To view Mr. LoTempio's appearance on Channel 2, head to their website.

Frank LoTempio, III Weighs in on Patrick Kane Investigation

Complete Counsel attorney Frank LoTempio, III recently provided some insight into the rape investigation centered around Chicago Blackhawks star forward, and Buffalo native, Patrick Kane. Mr. LoTempio appeared on Channel 2 News to help shed some light on next steps and what lies ahead in this investigation, including the possibility of the District Attorney charging the case. Mr. LoTempio has experience representing high profile professional athletes and was able to provide some perspective as to how these delicate, high-profile cases are handled.

Watch the entire Channel 2 segment featuring Frank LoTempio, III.

LoTempio P.C. Wins Gallivan Golf Tourney

Some of the members of the Complete Counsel team at LoTempio P.C. Law Group partook in the annual Senator Patrick Gallivan Golf Tournament in Lancaster. LoTempio P.C. was a proud sponsor and humble winner of the tournament which was held at the East Aurora Country Club on July, 28.

LoTempio P.C. attorneys maintain strong relationships with the Western New York community and look forward to sponsoring more worthwhile events such as this in the future.

LoTempio Has Client's Conviction Overturned

In an effort to have his client's attempted murder conviction overturned, Frank LoTempio, III called his client's former attorney, Angelo Musitano, to testify. Musitano testified on behalf of Joachim S. Sylvester, who faces up to 40 years in prison on his conviction for attempting to shoot Larry Miller in Niagara Falls in April 2014.

Mr. LoTempio is attempting to show that there is new evidence in the case that could have changed the verdict. This is evidence that the defense could not have produced during the trial despite its own "due diligence" and why Musitano was called to testify.

For the entire story on how Complete Counsel attorney Frank LoTempio, III attempted to overturn his client's conviction, visit the Buffalo News website.

LoTempio Wins Suppression Hearing in Niagara County Court

Complete Counsel attorney Frank LoTempio, III, is a committed advocate for each one of his clients. He once again proved his comprehensive command of the court system by winning a suppression hearing in Niagara County Court. His client had been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon (two handguns). Mr. LoTempio argued that the court suppress all evidence against his client due to the fact that the stop and search of the motor vehicle occurred without probable cause. This is only one example of how the Complete Counsel team of attorneys at LoTempio P.C. Law Group is able to defend your rights when faced with criminal charges.

LoTempio P.C. Sponsors Niagara Catholic Golf Tournament

Members of the Complete Counsel team at LoTempio P.C. Law Group were thrilled to play in the Niagara Catholic Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic on July 20, 2015, at Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown, NY. The annual event was held in honor of our former colleague Marty Violante. We were even prouder to have been one of the several sponsors of the event. The tournament was a tremendous success as it raised money for the Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, a college preparatory school built on the foundations of St. Mary's, Madonna and Bishop Duffy High Schools. This is one of the many events LoTempio P.C. Law Group participates in as active, contributing members of the Western New York community.

New Attorney Announcement

LoTempio P.C. Law Group is proud to welcome Amanda Zafur to our team of Complete Counsel attorneys. Ms. Zafur concentrates her practice in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability, but will also add to the team in general litigation matters. From filing the initial documentation to investigating your case and representing you in hearings and appeals, Ms. Zafur remains transparent throughout the entire process.

She looks forward to advocating for clients at LoTempio P.C. Law Group and continuing as a key influencer in the Western New York community.

New Evidence Comes to Light in Sylvester Case

Frank LoTempio, III was interviewed by the Buffalo News regarding new evidence and alleged juror misconduct in the case of Joachim S. Sylvester, who was convicted on Oct. 27 of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

New evidence was obtained April 28 from the shooting target, Larry Miller who said in an affidavit and videotaped interview that Mr. Sylvester was not his attacker. Mr. LoTempio also cited Mr. Sylvester's testimony that one of the alternate jurors talked to friends and family about the case while the trial was going on.

A hearing will be held on July 30 where Mr. LoTempio will continue to provide Complete Counsel for Mr. Sylvester.

You can read the entire story on the Buffalo News website.

LoTempio P.C. Law Group Hired in Molly's Pub Lawsuit

The Complete Counsel team of attorneys at LoTempio P.C. Law Group has been hired by Donald Hall. Mr. Hall was a friend of William Sager, the man who was fatally pushed down a flight of stairs at Molly's Pub.

LoTempio P.C. Law Group will represent Mr. Hall in his lawsuit against the City of Buffalo, the Buffalo Police Department, Robert Eloff, Michael Beavers, NHJB, Inc., Norman Habib and John Bradley.

As the Complete Counsel team, LoTempio P.C. Law Group has extensive experience handling lawsuits involving potential civil rights violations, which is what Mr. Hall's suit centers around. Mr. Hall was handcuffed by officer Robert Eloff and placed on the ground next to his dying friend.

You can read more information regarding Mr. Hall's lawsuit at WIVB Channel 4.

Mayor Brown Declares April National Organ Donor Awareness Month

On April 15, 2015, Mayor Byron W. Brown recognized the efforts of the Transplant Miracles Foundation by issuing a proclamation declaring April as "National Organ Donor Awareness Month" in the city of Buffalo.

"I'm pleased to join the Transplant Miracles Foundation in helping to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation during National Organ Donor Awareness Month in April," said Mayor Brown.

LoTempio P.C. Law Group attorney Michael Kooshoian was in attendance at the Mayor's press conference. In addition to being an esteemed member of the Complete Counsel team, Mr. Kooshoian is a member of the Board of Directors of the Transplant Miracles Foundation and is thrilled to generate continued awareness of organ donation, as statistics have shown that one organ donor can save up to eight lives.

Visit the website for more information on the Transplant Miracles Foundation. If you're interested in becoming an organ donor, you can visit UNYTS and register.

Frank LoTempio, III Provides Complete Counsel on Basil Decision

Frank LoTempio, III was interviewed by Channel 7 WKBW Buffalo regarding the vacated conviction of Jeffrey Basil.

Juror 12 withheld information during jury selection, including her past military experience and arrest record. This led to Supreme Court Justice Penny Wolfgang vacating the conviction of Basil. The juror will not face charges and Mr. LoTempio believes the Judge's decision has quashed any potential damage to the jury system.

Always providing Complete Counsel, Mr. LoTempio weighed in on Judge Wolfgang's decision as well as the process of jury selection, saying, "You are never going to get a full and honest jury for that simple fact that there are human beings involved."

You can read the entire story, learn the future implications of the decision has and watch Mr. LoTempio's full explanation at WKBW's website.

Talk Sports and Law with Frank LoTempio, III

Tune in to ESPN 1520 AM at 10:00 AM one Sunday a month for business, law and sports insights with Frank LoTempio, III. Mr. LoTempio's morning show, which has been on the air for about six months now, weighs in on recent sports events, as well as areas of the law and sport-related legal issues. Mr. LoTempio often has a fellow attorney accompany him on the air to discuss the area of law in which he or she practices. Listeners have expressed their fondness for the show and some have even sought legal counsel from LoTempio P.C. Law Group.

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