Habberfield, Kevin M. Esq.
Kevin M. Habberfield

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability

Kevin M. Habberfield

I joined Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP as an Associate attorney in 2008.  I was made equity Partner there in April of 2011. Prior to being an attorney I was a Diagnostic Technician with Mercedes-Benz.  I am from Scio, New York and a Scio Central School Graduate. I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and graduated cum laude from law school at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  I am admitted to practice law in both New York and Pennsylvania.

I am a member of the American Association for Justice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Allegany County Bar Association (Pro Bono Committee), Cattaraugus County Bar Association (Continuing Legal Education Committee, Secretary/Treasurer 2012, Vice-President 2013, President 2014, Immediate Past President 2015), the University of Buffalo Alumni Association, New York State Bar Association (2012 - 2014 House of Delegates Representative - 8th Judicial District), New York State Trial Lawyers Western Region Affiliate (Vice President 2019 and President 2020), Pennsylvania Association of Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Association, US News & World Reports Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers as well as the American Bar Association. I was also fortunate enough to win the Robert J. Connelly Trial Advocacy Award from the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Currently I reside in Hamburg, New York with my wife Melissa and our triplet daughters Peyton, Reese and Mika. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the SPCA Serving Allegany County, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Wellsville Country Club, a member of the Board of Directors of the Cattaraugus County United Way (Vice-President 2012, President 2013-2014, Immediate Past President 2015 - 2016) and I am active in volunteering with the Saint Bonaventure University Mock Trial program.

In my free time I chase my kids, play sports and golf as much as humanly possible. I handle personal injury, civil litigation and insurance matters in New York and Pennsylvania.

Hopefully, you will never need a negligence attorney but, if you do, please give me a call. I will be happy to speak to you and answer any questions you may have at no cost and will not treat you like a number.

Education

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: cum laude
  • The College at Brockport, State University of New York, Brockport, New York
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Bar Admission

  • New York, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2008

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, SPCA Serving Allegany County, 2008 to Present
  • Board of Directors, Cattaraugus County United Way, Past Member, 07/2008 to 04/2018
  • Bartlett Country Club, 11/2016 to Present
  • Wellsville Country Club, Past Member, 01/2010 to 01/2013
  • St. Bonaventure Mock Trial Program, 08/2008 to Present
  • Board of Directors, Cattaraugus County United Way, Vice President, 2012
  • Board of Director, Cattaraugus County United Way, President, 2013 to 2014
  • Board of Directors, Cattaraugus County United Way, Immediate Past President, 2015 to 2016
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks – Wellsville Lodge #1495, Present

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Western Region Affiliate, Vice President, 2018 to 2019
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Western Region Affiliate, President, 2019 to 2020
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2012
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association, Vice-President, 2013
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association, President, 2014
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association, Immediate Past President, 2015
  • University of Buffalo Alumni Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, House of Delegates Representative – 8th Judicial District, 2012 to 2014
  • Pennsylvania Association of Justice, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Allegany County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 2008 to Present

Honors

  • Super Lawyer, 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2018
  • US News & World Reports Best Lawyers, 2018-2020
  • Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award, Western New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Mercedes-Benz Master Wrench Award, 2005

Classes & Seminars

  • Passing the Bar Exam, SUNY Buffalo, 2009 to 2011
  • Critical Analysis in Litigation , SUNY Buffalo, 2012 to 2012
  • St. Bonaventure Mock Trial Program, St. Bonaventure University, 2008 to Present
  • Guest Lecturer, The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law