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Thomas M. Mercure is a senior partner of the firm and practices in the area of personal injury litigation, including construction accidents, automobile accidents, products liability, and medical malpractice. He also assists major national firms in complex litigation.

He has extensive trial experience in various state and federal courts. As a result, many local and out-of-state attorneys refer their cases to Mr. Mercure for trial, settlement, or arbitration.

Mr. Mercure’s well-respected abilities have allowed him to help hundreds of people receive the best possible results for the injuries they have sustained. Through settlements, arbitrations, and verdicts, he has obtained millions of dollars for individuals who have been injured by the actions of others. The following are examples of some of the results Mr. Mercure has obtained for his clients:

Results

  • $3,800,000 for injuries sustained by a nursing student in an automobile accident
  • $2,100,000 for a wrist injury sustained by a construction worker in a workplace accident
  • $4,500,000 for injuries sustained by a woman when a tree fell and struck her car
  • $1,200,000 for injuries sustained by a laborer when he fell over debris on a construction site
  • $2,275,000 for ankle injuries sustained by a nurse after she was struck by a car while walking in a crosswalk
  • $1,425,000 for injuries sustained by an individual involved in a motorcycle accident
  • $2,700,000 for injuries sustained by a cable television installer after he fell from a ladder
  • $1,870,000 for injuries sustained by a woman involved in an automobile accident
  • $1,300,000 for injuries sustained by a gentleman in an automobile accident 
  • $3,900,000 for injuries sustained by a woman when she slipped and fell on stairs
  • $1,450,000 for injuries sustained by a young man as a result of electric shock
  • $2,020,000 for injuries sustained by a pedestrian after he was struck by a car
  • $1,500,000 for injuries sustained by a carpenter from falling down stairs on a construction site
  • $1,200,000 for a broken ankle and pelvic bone sustained by a pedestrian after he was struck by a street sweeper
  • $1,400,000 for a back injury sustained by a construction worker after falling from a scaffold
  • $4,650,000 for the estate of a man who was injured as a result of a police shooting
  • $1,250,000 for injuries sustained by an individual in an automobile accident
  • $1,150,000 for injuries sustained by a man involved in a motorhome accident
  • $1,500,000 for a severe ankle injury sustained by a construction worker as the result of falling from a ladder 
  • $1,190,000 for injuries sustained by a man involved in a construction accident

Mr. Mercure has successfully represented injured clients in numerous complex Products Liability cases involving defective products that include:

  • Power Tools
  • Farm Equipment and Machinery 
  • Medical Devices
  • Hunting Equipment
  • All Terrain Vehicles

He has acted as counsel to individuals injured by lead paint exposure where the trial court issued a landmark decision, approving a “market share” liability theory he presented on behalf of his clients. 

Mr. Mercure is actively involved in several philanthropic initiatives and community organizations throughout Western New York.
 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York, 1997
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York, 1998


Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1996
  • St. Michael’s College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1993


Professional Activities

  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
The Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America
Named to Best Lawyers in America since 2010 for Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs


Super Lawyers
Named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers since 2010 for Personal Injury Litigation; no more than five percent of attorneys within a state are named to this publication

Who's who

Who's Who in Law
Named to Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's final 2012 issue of "Who's Who in Law" for Personal Injury

National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
Named to National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40; membership is by invitation only to young attorneys with superior trial results and leadership capabilities

Legal Elite of Western New York
Named to the 2016 edition of Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of WNY