Joseph M. Schnitter – Partner

Direct Line: 716-204-1861


Named a Super Lawyer each year from 2009 through 2020 in the area of Insurance Coverage, Joseph M. Schnitter practices in the areas of insurance coverage analysis and litigation, the defense of first and third party claims and appellate practice. He concentrates his practice on premises liability and motor vehicle claims, including supplementary uninsured motorists and no-fault claims. He regularly provides advice to policyholders and insurance carriers regarding how to reduce their potential liability exposure to various claims.


State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law (J.D., 1979)
State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., summa cum laude, 1976)


Business First’s Who’s Who In Law, 2004
Business First’s Who’s Who In Law, 2007
Business First’s Who’s Who In Law, 2011
New York Super Lawyers – Upstate Edition 2009-Present

Frequent lecturer at seminars sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, the American Arbitration Association and local claims associations


Erie County Bar Association-Member
New York State Bar Association-Member of the tort, insurance, and compensation section
Western New York Trial Lawyers Association-member and former officer


New York State
United States District Court,  Western District of New York