The Vallone Law Firm Team

James M. Vallone, Esq.

Jim graduated from the University at Buffalo Law School in 1982, and has been practicing law since 1983. He is a lifelong resident of Western New York, having grown up in Buffalo’s Central Park neighborhood and later West Seneca. He is very proud that two of his children have followed him into the legal profession, as his son, Eric, is his law partner at the Vallone Law Firm, and his daughter, Gina, is currently a student at U. B. Law School. 

Jim has been very active in politics for a long time, having formerly served as a Cheektowaga Democratic Committeeperson, Cheektowaga Town Prosecutor, Village of Depew Attorney, and Cheektowaga Town Judge. He is currently the Village Attorney in Sloan. Jim also served as a Confidential Law Clerk in Erie County Family Court to Judge James Dillon. Today, he represents clients in a variety of matters, from criminal and DWI cases to matrimonial and family court matters. “I still find the court appearances are the most challenging and interesting thing about the practice of my profession, and I am especially proud that my children are following my love for this career” Jim said.

Jim also has another daughter that is working in the medical field. He enjoys spending time with his children, attending political events, and other community activities.

Eric T. Vallone, Esq.

Eric T. Vallone, Esq.

Eric loves Western New York, and always wanted to make the area his home. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster, New York, Canisus College in Buffalo, New York, and the University at Buffalo Law School, where he graduated Cum Laude.

Eric joined the predecessor to The Vallone Law Firm in 2007 soon after being licensed to practice law. Through the eight years since, he has counseled thousands of clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions, including first-time home buyers, real estate investors, and everything in between. Eric has also represented both institutional and private lenders in the course of mortgage closings.

In addition to real estate, Eric frequently counsels clients regarding their estate plans, elder law issues, and planning for nursing home care. Eric also represents executors, administrators, and beneficiaries during the probate process.

When he isn’t practicing law, Eric spends lots of time with his wife, Amanda, and their son, Aiden. The Vallones are often outdoors when Buffalo weather allows, enjoying concerts, festivals, and walks in the city. 

The Vallone Team

The rest of the Vallone Law Firm team consists of a hard-working team of top paralegals and support staff that are ready to bring their knowledge and expertise to your specific case.

About the Vallone Law Firm

Jim Vallone started his own law practice soon after finishing law school in the early 1980s, focusing on representing clients charged with criminal offenses through the Erie County Bar Association’s Assigned Counsel Program. Later, Jim developed relationships with a very busy team of realtors, and so began expanding his practice into residential real estate. He continued to nurture and develop the relationships with local realtors, lenders, and other real estate professionals, which led to being retained to represent many local lenders in mortgage closings and refinances.

In the mid-1990s, Jim was chosen to represent the members of the New York State Teamsters Legal Benefit Plan, and the Vallone Law Firm continues to service those clients to this day. Representing the Teamsters led to Jim handling many new and different types of cases, from traffic matters, small claims cases, drafting wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies, and matrimonial and family court litigation.

In 2007, Jim’s son, Eric, was sworn in as an attorney, and soon after began working in Jim’s office. Eric started handing real estate matters, vehicle and traffic matters, criminal cases, and wills and estate planning. In 2009, Jim and Eric formed The Vallone Law Firm to enable them to better service their existing and future clients.

Since then, The Vallone Law Firm has greatly expanded its real estate, estate planning, and criminal law and DWI defense practices. Their experience with a wide range of legal matters allows them to recognize issues that other attorneys may miss, and their small size enables them to give clients the individual attention that they deserve.

Whether you’re charged with a DWI or buying your first home, the Vallone Law Firm can help you achieve your goals. Visit the services page, and CALL THE VALLONES today!

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