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 before 18 different sitting Surrogate Judges including newly elected 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 Member
  • New York State Bar Association Member
  • New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Speaker

Speaking Engagements

  • NYSBA CLE Accounting and Settlement of Estate – 2012
  • New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament Mock Trial Court Judge – 2011
  • NYSBA CLE Contested Accounting Proceedings – 2011
  • New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament Mock Trial Court Judge -2009
  • New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament Mock Trial Court Judge – 2008 

Awards

  • Top Contributor – Probate Avvo – 2015
  • Client’s Choice – Probate Avvo – 2015
  • Top Attorney – Probate Avvo – 2015
  • Who’s Who in Law (Trusts & Estates) Buffalo Business First – 2012
  • Who’s Who in Law (Trusts & Estates) Buffalo Business First – 2009
  • Who’s Who in Law (Trusts & Estates) Buffalo Business First – 2008

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