Profile

Heath is an experienced litigator, counseling and representing a broad range of clients in both state and federal court. Heath has extensive experience in business-related torts, complex commercial litigation, and other civil litigation. 

He has a broad range of expertise that spans a variety of industries. Heath’s areas of experience include:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Shareholder derivative actions
  • Corporate valuation
  • Class action consumer litigation
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Replevin actions
  • Estates litigation
  • Products liability defense
  • Insurance fraud
  • Unfair competition claims
  • Shareholder freeze-out actions
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Healthcare network provider disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Lien enforcement
  • Personal injury defense
  • Insurance coverage disputes

  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2021
    • Buffalo Business First, Legal Elite of Western New York, 2016, 2018, 2020
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair, Business Torts and Employment Litigation Committee of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section (TICL); Executive Committee, TICL Section; Executive Committee, Eighth Judicial District Leader, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; Co-Chair, Section Membership Committee; Special Committee on Discovery and Case Management in Federal Litigation; Faster, Cheaper, Smarter Working Group
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
  • Business Editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Recipient, 2010 Committee Chair of the Year, NYSBA TICL Section
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award for Law-Related Education, NYSBA
  • Recipient, "40 Under 40" Award, Business First of Buffalo
  • Recipient, Commitment to Education Community Leader Award, City of Buffalo
  • Recipient, Pathfinder's Award, Business First of Buffalo
  • Recipient, Key of Hope Award, Habitat for Humanity of Buffalo
  • Named, Among Our Best, Canisius College
  • Named, Up and Coming Attorney, The Daily Record

  • Moderator, Exploring the Ethical Implications of Social Media Use: Lessons to be Learned from the 2017 Updated NYSBA Social Media Ethics Guidelines, New York State Bar Association CLE, September 18, 2017
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker, Implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and Practical Considerations for Guarding Against Internal Data Theft, NYSBA Torts Insurance and Compensation Law Section Annual Meeting, January 26, 2017

  • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Board of Trustees
  • Town of Clarence Historic Preservation Commission, Board Member
  • Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Clarence Hollow Farmers' Market, Board Member
  • Habitat for Humanity Buffalo, Board Member; Chair of Nominating and Governance Committee   
  • Mid-Day Club of Buffalo, Board of Directors
  • Buffalo Alliance for Education, Vice-President, Board of Directors
  • Canisius College Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Canisius College Pre-Law Advisory Council, Board Member
  • Bennett High School's Law Magnet Advisory Board
  • Bennett High School Mock Trial Team, Attorney Coach
  • University at Buffalo Law School Mentoring Program and Moot Court Judge
  • American Heart Association Home Run Derby Organization Committee and Heart Walk Team Captain
  • Leadership Buffalo, Class of 2007