Matthew Parham – Western New York Law Center, Inc.

Practice/Organization Description

I am an attorney at the Western New York Law Center, Inc., a Buffalo, New York non-profit legal services corporation that helps consumers with foreclosure, debt, and other matters. I am also a part-time law professor.

I represent consumers in defense of debt collection lawsuits and in offensive actions against abusive debt collectors, creditors, and repossession companies. In the past I have also represented individuals whose civil rights were violated by the police or corrections officials.

Bar Admissions

New York

United States District Court for the Western District of New York

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

New York University School of Law

Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Brophy College Preparatory

Professional Associations & Memberships

National Lawyers Guild

National Police Accountability Project

American Association for Justice

Erie County Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Federal Bar Council

American Bar Association

Honors and Awards

NYSBA, Empire State Counsel, 2007 and 2009

Legal Aid Society, 2010 and 2011 Pro Bono Publico Awards

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Litigation

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