Matthew Parham
Western New York Law Center, Inc.

70 Niagara St., Suite 210
Buffalo, NY 14202, United States
Phone: 7168550203 Ext:.112
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Litigation
Citibank (South Dakota), N.A.

Memorandum in Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment

Defendant opposes Citibank's motion for summary judgment in a credit card collection lawsuit on the grounds that (a) Citibank did not submit any evidence that a written contract existed, as only its outside counsel and not a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking
Graham v. County of Erie

Order re Motion to Dismiss

Chief Judge Skretny denies, effectively in its entirety, the County Defendants' motion to dismiss this prisoners' rights case alleging deliberate indifference to serious medical needs in violation of the Eighth Amendment against…more
 /  Civil Rights
In the Matter of: Appeal Board No. 560349

Decision Reversing Denial of Unemployment Benefits

Successful appeal from New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
Graham v. County of Erie

Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Memorandum opposing County's motion to dismiss Section 1983 claims for deliberate indifference to serious medical needs under the Eighth Amendment and state-law negligence claims. Motion ultimately denied as to all pertinent…more
 /  Civil Rights
In re B.O-G

Decision Granting Religious Exemption from Vaccination Requirements

Successful appeal to New York Commissioner of Education from private school denial of vaccination exemption on religious grounds…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education
Lawson v. USCIS

Opinion Granting Naturalization

In this noteworthy immigration case, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted citizenship to a former Vietnam War veteran who had resided in the United States for more than 50 years. The veteran had…more
 /  Immigration Law
Velocity Investments

Decision and Order re Motion to Vacate

This decision grants a motion to vacate default judgment, to the extent of ordering a traverse hearing, where the debt buyer Velocity Investments did not serve process properly on the defendant and apparently filed a fraudulent…more
 /  Consumer Protection
Lawson v. USCIS

Petitioner's Pre-Hearing Brief in Support of His Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Trial brief submitted in support of naturalization of Vietnam war veteran who had been denied citizenship on the basis of a 20-year old manslaughter conviction. In a published decision, Lawson v. USCIS, 795 F. Supp. 2d 283…more
 /  Immigration Law
Larabee v. Governor of the State of New York

Brief of Amicus Curiae New York County Lawyers' Association

Amicus brief submitted to the New York Court of Appeals in support of New York State judges' constitutional challenge to legislative failure to provide cost-of-living increases in judicial pay. The Court of Appeals ultimately…more
 /  Constitutional Law
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