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John E. Ballow 
Buffalo, New York
Member
phone 866-572-3362
716-634-0500
fax 716-634-9075
email Email Me

Areas of Practice:
Litigation
Product Liability Law
Medical Malpractice Law
Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
Personal Injury
Birth Trauma
Construction Accidents
Certification/Specialties:
Malpractice, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA), 1999


Recertified, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2004


Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1993


Recertified, Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2003


Bar Admissions:
New York, 1985
U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1986
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York, 1986
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1996
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1996
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1996
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1996
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1996
U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
Education:
Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1984
J.D.


Canisius College, 1981
B.A.
Honors: Honors in History
Major:  Political Science


State University of New York at Buffalo


Published Works:
"Median Nerve Laceration: Look Beneath the Surface", Journal of Medical Malpractice Prevention, Vol. VI, No.8, 1992


Case Lesson, "Failure to Follow-up Atypical Pap Smear Misses Cervical Cancer", OB-GYN Malpractice Prevention, August, 1997


Summation in Minsterman v. National Car Rental, "Million Dollar Argument", Audio Tape, Professional Techniques Library, Cohasset, MA, 1993


Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, Trial Technique, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998 - Present


Presenter, "Liability of Ladder Manufacturers: Knowing the Steps to Take", Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention, San Francisco, 1993


"Bashing the Law and Its Servants", National Academy for Paralegal Studies, Buffalo, New York, 1993


"Investigation of Scuba Diving Accidents", National Association of Legal Investigators Annual Convention, Buffalo, New York, 1994


"Scuba Diving Accidents: Litigation in Unchartered Waters", Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 1994


"How to Try a Neck and Back Case", New York State Bar Association, Buffalo, New York, 1998


"Post-Kumbo Tire-Expert Reliability", New York State Bar Association, Buffalo, New York, 2000


"Wrongful Death in New York", Lorman Publications, Buffalo, New York, 2002 - 2006


"Liebeck v. McDonalds (in reinactment #cv-93-02419), A Case That Made a Difference", ATLA Conference, Miami, Florida, 2002


"Winning Medical Malpractice Cases: The Trial of a Psychiatric Malpractice Case", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, 2002


Lecturer, "Masters of Trial Practice," and "Expert Witness Preparation and Use", Erie County Bar Association, 2003


Prosecutor, Town of Newstead, New York, 1986


Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1984 - 1986


Charter Member, ATLA President's Club, 1999


Honors and Awards:
Recipient, Western New York Trial Lawyers Award, 1984


Fellow, American Board of Forensic Examiners


Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Ratings


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Erie County Bar Association, 1990 - 1993
Member, Judiciary Committee


Erie County Bar Association, 1990
Negligence Committee


New York State Bar Association


American Bar Association


American Association for Justice
Sustaining Member


American Association for Justice, Silicone Breast Implant Litigation Group, 1991 - 1996
Member


American Association for Justice, Scuba Diving Litigation Group, 1992 - 1996


American Association for Justice, Aquatic Injury Safety Group, 1996 - Present


American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group, 1994 - Present


New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 - Present
Speakers Bureau


National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998 - Present
Brief Reviewer


American Board of Trial Advocates
Charter Member


American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998 - Present
Buffalo Chapter


American College of Legal Medicine


American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics


American Society of Neurorehabilitation


New York Society of Medical Jurisprudence


New York Council for Exceptional Children


National Association of Legal Investigators


Million Dollar Advocates Forum


American Inns of Court
Master


Trial Lawyers Care (TLC), Volunteer Lawyer representing victims of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks


State of New York Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, 2004 - Present
Member, Surrogate Decision-Making Committee


New York State Silicone Breast Implant Plaintiff's Steering Committee, 1991 - 1995
Member


United Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Western New York, 2004 - Present
Member, Board of Directors


Capital University Law School Alumni Association, 1998 - 2002
Board of Directors


National College of Advocacy (ATLA)


Contact

The Ballow Law Firm, P.C.
8226 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14221

Phone: 716-634-0500
Toll Free: 866-572-3362
Fax: 716-634-9075

Protecting Your Future

From personal injury and workers' compensation to wrongful death and professional liability claims, we at The Ballow Law Firm will help you get back on your feet and get back to living your life.

Firm Overview

The National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys are not affiliated with any governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.