438 Main Street l 7th Floor l Buffalo, NY
(716) 847-0662

Tort Defense

Tort Defense

Volunteer Lawyers Project provides representation summonsfor defendants in tort cases.

If you are taken to court for civil wrongdoing or negligence (Ex: your dog bit someone else’s dog, someone slipped and fell on your property, etc.) and are income eligible, you may qualify for defense representation through the Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Please note that we do not assist petitioners (the party who filed the lawsuit) in such cases.

Potential clients should telephone our office to set up an appointment. Initial review of your case will occur over the telephone, and will include financial eligibility screening (VLP assists low-income clients).
Clients are not seen without an appointment. Please call (716) 847-0662 ext. 324 and leave your name, number and a brief message containing your legal concern.

Please note, due to limited resources, we are not always able to place tort cases with a volunteer attorney. Potential clients will be advised of any barriers to case acceptance when the case is reviewed by VLP Staff.  

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