Peter J. Fiorella, III

Peter is admitted to practice law in New York after receiving his Juris Doctor professional doctorate from SUNY at Buffalo Law School.

He was a member of the Erie County Surrogate’s Court staff under retired Surrogate Judges, Hon. Joseph S. Mattina and Hon. Barbara Howe, and now actively practices law statewide in 20 different sitting Surrogate’s Court and including current Erie County Surrogate Judge, Hon. Acea M. Mosey.

Work Experience

  • Fiorella & Schwind, LLP, Managing Partner, 2007 – Present
  • Erie County Surrogate’s Court, Deputy Chief Clerk, 1998 – 2007
  • Erie County Surrogate’s Court, Confidential Law Clerk, 1996 – 1998
  • Fiorella & Associates, Associate Attorney, 1994 – 1996

Professional Memberships

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Speaker
  • New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament Mock Trial Court Judge


  • Top Contributor – Probate Avvo
  • Client’s Choice – Probate Avvo
  • Top Attorney – Probate Avvo
  • Who’s Who in Law (Trusts & Estates) Buffalo Business First

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