Anthony J. Colucci III

Managing Attorney
Buffalo, New York

Tony Colucci divides his professional time between counseling businesses and litigating matters on behalf of firm clients.  Over more than two decades in private practice, Tony has successfully defended privately held and publicly traded firms as well as governmental entities in a variety of legal matters.  In December 2003, Tony successfully defended a firm client (no liability jury verdict) in what became the largest personal injury award in upstate New York.  Tony serves as national counsel to the world’s largest aerial work platform manufacturer and regularly appears in courtrooms across the United States.

In addition to handling litigated matters, Tony Colucci spends considerable time counseling businesses.  Tony serves as outside general counsel for Western New York's major public health system and largest hospital.  In that role, Tony recently negotiated a $98 million settlement of litigation concerning the public funding of this public benefit corporation.

In 2008, Tony Colucci was among 148 attorneys nationwide who were recognized for providing superior client service.


Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation and Products Liability
  • Health Law & Corporate Governance

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2009
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2005
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1984
  • New York, 1984


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Law Review: Catholic University Law Review, Research Editor, 1981 - 1983
  • St Lawrence University, Canton, New York
    • A.B. - 1980
    • Major: Government

Published Works

  • Dames & Moore v. Regan: The Iranian Settlements Agreements, Supreme Court Acquiescence to Broad Presidential Discretion 31 Catholic University Law Review 565, 1982

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2012 - 2018
  • Recipient, Federation of Italian-American Society's Annual Achievement Award, 1990
  • Recipient, Ebony & Ivory Award, Erie Community College Foundation, 1997
  • Noted in Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • Noted in Who's Who in American Law
  • Noted in Who's Who in Practicing Attorneys
  • Among 148 attorneys nationwide who were recognized for providing superior client service
  • Buffalo Business First: Legal Elite
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
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