Patrick C. O’Reilly focuses his practice on matrimonial litigation, handling all aspects of divorce and separation and representing clients in matters related to the modification or enforcement of existing matrimonial judgments and orders. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and is chair of the Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Area.
For more than 25 years, Mr. O’Reilly has served as a panelist and speaker on matrimonial and family law topic for numerous seminars, workshops, and symposiums sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York State Office of Court Administration, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, Bar Association of Erie County, Peoples Law School, and Psychological Association of Western New York.
Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers in America
Named to Best Lawyers in America from 1993 to 2019; recognized for Family Law
Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”
Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo for Family Law by Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
Who’s Who in Law
Named to Business First/Buffalo Law Journal‘s final 2012 issue of “Who’s Who in Law” for Matrimonial and Family Law
Named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers from 2007 to 2018 for Family Law; no more than 5 percent of attorneys in any state are named to this publication. Among the Top 10 attorneys named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers from 2007 to 2011.
Admitted in 1981, New York
Class of 1980
State University of New York at Buffalo
Class of 1977
Born in 1955
Lackawanna, New York, December 7, 1955
•Past president of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial- Lawyers and member of the National AAML board of governors
•Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association
•Member of the New York State Office of Court Administration Committee on Matrimonial Practice, chaired by Hon. Jacquelyn Silbermann, J.S.C., Chief Administrative Judge for Matrimonial Matters in the State of New York
•Member of the Matrimonial Commission (Miller Commission), established by the New York State Office of Court Administration, and member of the original Committee to Examine Lawyer Conduct in Matrimonial Actions (Milonas Commission)
•Past chairman of the Bar Association of Erie County Matrimonial and Family Law Committee
•Adjunct professor of law, SUNY Buffalo Law School, teaching divorce practice from 1999 to 2002 and from 2004 to present
•Association of Family and Conciliation Courts board of directors
•Member of the PEACE Program Advisory Board for the Eighth Judicial District
•Past president of the Univeristy at Buffalo Law Alumni Association
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