Richard Maltese focuses his practice on obtaining benefits and recovering financial losses for injured workers. He is experienced in representing workers who have suffered a wide variety of injuries across many industries and trades. Mr. Maltese navigates the complex workers’ compensation system for his clients, working to help ensure they receive all the benefits they are entitled.

Awards and Recognitions

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in 2021 – 2024 for Workers’ Compensation Law-Claimants. The Best Lawyers in America give this award as a recognition to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Super Lawyers Rising Stars Badge for Richard A. Maltese, Jr.

Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
Named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” from 2018 to 2021; no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in any state earn this distinction

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 2013
  • Wagner College, M.S., Microbiology, 2008
  • Wagner College, B.S., cum laude, 2006

Professional Activities

  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member, New York State Bar Association: Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section
  • Member, University at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association