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Jeremy Colby

Jeremy Colby

Attorney

Jeremy Colby is an experienced litigator that has handled complex cases in state and federal court. Mr. Colby’s private practice includes but is not limited to, appeals to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and certiorari practice in the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Colby has previously served as the Erie County Attorney. As the Erie County Attorney, Mr. Colby successfully resolved a jail conditions lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice. He also represented the county and its elected officials in high-profile matters in federal court.

He also serves as General Counsel to Niagara University.

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Municipal Law
Criminal Law
Education Law
Foreign Citizenship Applications (Italian)
Securities Class Action
Prisoner/Law Enforcement Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts (1999)

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (2000)

  • New York (2005)

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York (2005)

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York (2005)

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2006)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2006)

  • United States Supreme Court (2012)

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York (2016)

Education

Boston University School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum luade

Niagara University

Bachelors of Art in Political Science, summa cum luade

Awards

  • Skadden Arps Pro Bono Service Award (100 hours) (2000)

  • Pegasus Fellowship, American Inns of Court (2005)

  • Buffalo Law Journal, 40 Under 40 recipient (2008)

  • Empire State Counsel (pro bono service for 50 hours) (2009)

  • Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite (2015-2016)

Community Involvement

Board Member

Charles S. Desmond Inn of Court (2010-2011, 2012-Present)

Eucharistic Minister

Nativity R.C. Church (2007- 2011)

Board Member

Sankofa Charter School and WNY Charter School Coalition (2006-2007)

Member

Tri-Community Food Pantry Advisory Panel (2016-Present)

Secretary

VFW Auxiliary, Post 7275 (Lt. Col Matt Urban) (2015-2016)

Pro Bono Volunteer

WDNY

Board Member

Hillview Elementary School, Building and Planning Team

Volunteer

Brush Up Buffalo and Habitat for Humanity

Moot court judge

SUNY Buffalo Law School

Guest Lecturer

SUNY Buffalo Law School, Niagara University, and Canisius College

Secretary

Charles S. Desmond Inn of Court (2005-2009)

Member

Niagara University Pre-Law Advisory Board

Phi Alpha Delta

Law Fraternity International

Volunteer Mediator

Publications

  • An Analysis of Genetic Discrimination Legislation Proposed by the 105th Congress, 24 AM.J.L. & MED. 443 (1998)

  • The Complimentary Relationship Between the Duties of Zealous Advocacy and Candor Toward the Tribunal, in Recent Developments in Massachusetts & Federal Law 367 (MCLE 1998). This article was published by MCLE as part of a course taught by Hon. William G. Young, U.S.D.J. for the District of Massachusetts

  • Getting to Peace: Avoiding Roadblocks on the Path to Peace in Northern Ireland, 14 TEMPLE INT’L & COMP. L.J.1 (2000)

  • You’ve Got Mail: The Modern Trend Towards Universal Electronic Service of Process, 51 BUFF. L.Rev. 337 (2003)

  • SWANCC: Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing…Much?, 37 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1017 (2004)

  • Recent e-SOP Developments, 9 Internet L.J.3 (2006 Aspen)

  • Reaping the Rewards: Enforcing U.S. Judgments in England and Wales and Enforcing Foreign Money Judgments in New York, 12:2 N.Y. Litigator 16 (2007), with James A. Normington

  • Non-Compete Agreements Can be Key in Down Times, Buffalo Law Journal (2009)

  • Sued if You Do, and Sued if You Don’t? The Establishment Clause in Public Schools, in the Defense, pp. 66-71 (July 2013)

Contact

69 Delaware Ave. Suite 1003 Buffalo NY 14202
9545 Main St. Clarence, NY 14031
716-853-1111

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