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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