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Ballow, John E.
8226 Main Street Buffalo, NY
Phone: (866) 572-3362 / (716) 634-0500
Fax: (716) 634-9075
Website: http://www.ballowlaw.com

SUMMARY

Current Employment Position(s)

Member

Lawyer Overview

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Product Liability Law
  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Personal Injury
  • Birth Trauma
  • Construction Accidents

West Practice Categories

Construction Law, Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- Employee, Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury -- Defense, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Products Liability Law, Professional Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice

FEES

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Qualifications

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

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

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)

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Western New York Trial Lawyers Award, 1984
  • Fellow, American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Ratings

Classes and Seminars

  • 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

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
Articles

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