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Kenneth S. Buffaloe is a senior partner in the firm’s General Liability, Tort and Insurance Defense department. Kenneth represents clients in all aspects of tort litigation involving premises liability accidents, construction site accidents, fire damage and transportation. Kenneth has represented clients in more than 150 trials, tried more than 75 cases to verdict and selected approximately 230 juries in various venues. As the head of the trial team, he is involved in the development of defense strategy as we prepare each case for potential trial.

Kenneth also has appellate and federal court experience, having authored and argued a number of appeals in the First and Second Appellate Divisions and representing a utility company in a high exposure federal case.

Kenneth began his career with the firm in 1998, after serving as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York working in the Tort Division - Manhattan Trial Unit where he represented a variety of municipal governmental agencies and subdivisions, including New York City Police Department; New York Fire Department; and the Department of Buildings. After joining the firm, Kenneth defended private individuals, home owners, contractors, manufacturers, municipal entities, and utility companies against various litigation claims, including numerous large-exposure accidents with catastrophic injuries.

Over the last 20 years, Kenneth has worked tirelessly with clients, experts, investigators and professionals to provide the best legal representation and attention to every matter that he and his team handles, and his trial experience and expertise are highly sought out.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Labor Law
  • General Liability, Tort and Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury/Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Transportation Liability

Practice Areas



  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1991
  • B.A., John Jay College, 1987

Professional and Community Activities

  • Chairperson, Brooklyn Law School’s Chapter of Black Law Students Association, 1989—1991

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyer in New York, The National Black Lawyers, 2022 – Present