William J. Gerken, Esq. is a litigator focusing his practice on matters involving civil litigation, including motor vehicle accident cases, dog bite cases, premises liability cases, labor law, and insurance matters. Mr. Gerken also has resolved numerous cases through alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
In addition to advocating for his clients, Mr. Gerken has presented a course on childhood sexual abuse to other attorneys through the Erie County Bar Association. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Buffalo School of Law and Monroe Community College on litigation topics. Mr. Gerken also has peer-edited a textbook for legal professionals, A Paralegal’s Guide to New York State Civil Procedure (Carosa, 2021).
Mr. Gerken graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law and Rochester Institute of Technology, where he received a degree in political science and journalism. Mr. Gerken is a member of the Inns of Court, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, Erie County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has been appointed as a court evaluator for adult guardianship cases in Erie County.
Mr. Gerken is admitted to practice in all state courts of New York and New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.