Diane M. Perri Roberts represents businesses in contract disputes and employment matters in federal and state court as well as in mediations and arbitrations.

Ms. Perri Roberts counsels clients in a wide array of employment litigation matters, including:

  •  All forms of discrimination and harassment
  •  Americans With Disabilities Act
  •  Family and Medical Leave Act
  •  New York and federal wage claims

She also defends employers in labor matters brought before the EEOC, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and OSHA.

In additional to representing employers involved in litigation, Ms. Perri Roberts guides business owners in managing their risk of exposure to employment claims. She counsels employers on management and labor issues, such as:

  •  Disciplinary matters, such as suspensions and terminations
  •  Employee handbooks and manuals
  •  Personnel policies
  •  Internal investigations into discrimination and harassment complaints
  •  Restrictive covenants and non-competition agreements
  •  Employment contracts
  •  Severance agreements
  •  OSHA and other regulatory compliance requirements
  •  Computer and other electronic communication
  •  Unemployment appeals
  •  Department of Labor audits

Bar & Court Admissions

  •  All New York State Courts
  •  United States District Court, Western District of New York
  •  United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  •  United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  •  United States Court of Federal Claims


  •  State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., magna cum laude, 1990
  •  Niagara University, M.B.A., 1984
  •  State University College of New York at Buffalo, B.S., summa cum laude, 1978

Professional Activities

  •  Chair, Lewiston Democratic Committee, 2004-present
  •  First vice chair, Niagara County Democratic Committee, 2006-08

Super Lawyers
Named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers since 2014 for Business Litigation and Employment & Labor; no more than five percent of attorneys within a state are named to this publication

Legal Elite of WNY
Named to the 2013 and 2016 editions of Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of WNY for Business Litigation

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 Business Litigation