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Personal Injury
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Our attorneys have extensive experience with a wide variety of personal injury claims. We have handled hundreds of complex personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, including conducting jury and bench trials. Our firm focuses on representing defendants in personal injury lawsuits, but our attorneys bring experience handling both sides of such matters.  This allows for accurate assessment of claims and strategic planning to best defend claims for clients.

Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP works with insurers and businesses to thoroughly and cost-effectively investigate, assess, and defend claims.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your claim and our services with you.

Insurance Coverage

Our attorneys have decades of experience consulting and handling insurance coverage matters. From review of first-party claims to analysis of complex third-party claims, coverages, tenders and litigation.

Our experience includes:

  • examinations under oath
  • No-Fault claim handling consultation
  • supplemental underinsurance (SUM) claim handling
  • intra-company insurer claims
  • additional personal injury protection (APIP) claims
  • professional liability coverages
  • commercial general liability coverages, including priority of coverage analyses, and
  • excess and umbrella coverages.
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Business and Commercial Disputes
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Our partners are small business owners and experienced attorneys, with decades of trial experience to effectively serve you. Founding partners Laurie Vahey and Jon Getz each have tax certifications from SUNY Buffalo School of Law and Ms. Vahey is recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation and Mr. Getz in General Litigation. Firm attorneys have taken business disputes through to verdict and they are believers that litigation experience matters.

Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP lawyers can analyze and strategize innovative solutions to business and partnership disputes.  Our attorneys regularly represent corporations, limited liability companies, municipalities, and partnerships across Western New York, as well as national entities. The firm is experienced in advising partners, shareholders, and others of their rights under the applicable law and contracts, including covenants not-to-compete and departing from partnerships and professional organizations.

Professional Defense

Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP attorneys are experienced in defending licensed professionals against disciplinary charges and malpractice claims.  Given their skills in insurance coverage matters, the firm’s attorneys will also seek to have associated expenses covered under any available insurance policies, with client retention of the investigation and defense, where contractually permitted.

The attorneys at the firm are experienced in defending professional claims before courts as well as administrative bodies. This experience includes dismissal of lawsuits by motion practice, as well as trials to verdict. Professions represented include attorneys from some of the largest firms in Western New York, medical professionals (physicians, nurses, chiropractors, and other medically licensed professionals), accountants, and architects, as well as other licensed professionals.

From factual investigations to defense of claims, our attorneys are prepared and experienced in handling professional claims at all levels.

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Criminal Defense
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Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP has established itself as a full-service criminal defense firm proudly providing legal representation for individuals who have been accused of a crime. Over the years, clients have trusted the attorneys at Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz because of the outstanding legal results they receive. Whenever you call, you will receive fast, dedicated representation. The attorneys in our firm have represented literally thousands of clients on local, state, and federal charges, both at trial and on appeal. Partner Gary Muldoon has written hundreds of articles and each year writes the book Handling a Criminal Case in New York. Our attorneys are skilled, experienced trial attorneys who will take the time to listen to your case and provide legal guidance you can trust.

Matrimonial and Family Litigation

Family law issues arise in many contexts: it may involve drafting a separation agreement or litigating a divorce action, as well as providing assistance with child support and custody. Our attorneys are experienced, effective and ready to serve you. While family law matters are complex, our firm listens to your needs and will guide you to accomplish the best possible results.

The advocates at Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP provide assistance with all forms of family law issues, from before any legal action is brought to representing the client in court. Both Margaret Reston and Gary Muldoon have decades of experience in representing clients at the appellate level as well.  Mr. Muldoon lectures to lawyers and judges on the complexities of family law representation and is the author of the book Handling a Family Law Case in New York.  The attorneys at the firm are experienced and dedicated advocates.

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Civil Litigation and Appeals
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Attorneys at Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP effectively handle civil disputes between individuals and businesses of all types. They will investigate, assess, strategize and advocate for their clients, seeking to protect the client’s rights and successfully resolve any claims. The attorneys at the firm are experienced trial attorneys with unparalleled trial experience. They are recognized by local and state organizations for their legal and advocacy skills.

With over two hundred completed appeals handled by the attorneys at the firm, our experience will help guide clients through any appeal and the firm is often engaged to handle appeals on matters referred by other attorneys.