Paul G. Joyce
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Buffalo, NY


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Paul Joyce focuses his practice on business litigation and counseling both large and small companies.  Since returning to Western New York in 2001, Paul’s practice has included real property litigation, construction litigation, products liability, civil rights, insurance defense, and defense of municipal entities. Paul has successfully litigated matters in both state and federal trial-level courts, as well as state and federal appellate courts.  In addition to litigation matters, Paul counsels individuals and businesses in contract negotiations and employment matters.

Paul resides in Buffalo with his wife and three children, and currently serves on the board of directors of the Buffalo United Charter School and the West Side Rowing Club.  In addition to the State of New York, Paul is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Torts and disputes
  • Real estate litigation
  • Construction
  • Products liability
  • Personal injury

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1995
  • Virginia, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1998
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1998
  • District of Columbia, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2000
  • New York, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2005


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1995
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: English
    • Major: History

Representative Cases

  • Matter of Accadia Site Contr., Inc. v. Caruana, 96 AD3d 1630, 2012, 4th Dept.
  • Timmons v. Barrett Paving Materials, Inc., 83 AD3d 1473, 2011, 4th Dept.
  • Wiggin & Dana, LLP v. City of Buffalo, 41 AD3d 1302, 2007, 4th Dept.

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Buffalo Legal Elite

Past Employment Positions

  • Reed Smith Hazel & Thomas, Falls Church, Virginia, Associate Attorney, 1996 to 2001
  • Office of Congressman William L. Paxon, Staff Associate, 1991 to 1992

Pro Bono Activities

  • BISON scholarship Fund, 2004 to 2014
  • West Side Rowing Club of Buffalo, 2001 to Present