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Joseph Dwyer


Joseph C. Dwyer

Mr. Joseph C. Dwyer was born in Cortland, New York and graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950 and he then received his Juris Doctor in 1952 from the Cornell Law School.  Mr. Dwyer was admitted to the New York Bar in 1953 and the Pennsylvania Bar in 1988.  He was also admitted to the New York Western District Court in 1971 and the United States Supreme Court in 1974.  He was counsel for the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee, 1961-1962, Member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association (1984-87), National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association (Member, PBA Arbitration and Mediation Committee 1996), Trustee, Cattaraugus County Law Library, 1997-2005.  Just a few of his many memberships include: the Cattaraugus County  Bar Association (President, 1961), 8th Judicial District (Member, Judicial Advisory Council, 1993-2002) and New York State Bar Association (Member Committee on Automobile Liability Legislation, 1981-1984); New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Committee on Products Liability, 1981-1984); and the American Association for Justice.  Mr. Dwyer is a Fellow of both Roscoe Pound and the American Trial Lawyers Foundation, as well as a Diplomat of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Dwyer is rated by Martindale Hubbell as AV Preeminent which is their highest ranking.

Mr. Dwyer is a US Navy Veteran of World War II, played football for Cornell University and has resided in the Olean area for over 45 years.  He has been active in coaching football and as a supporter of St. Bonaventure University athletics.  He and his wife Elaine live on York Street in Olean with their children.  Mr. Dwyer has also been active in the American Red Cross, Kiwanis Club, Olean Jaycees and the American Legion.  For links to Joe's charitable and volunteer groups, please click here.

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