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Lynn D. Gates, Mediator & Arbitrator, Buffalo, New York.

Lynn D. Gates

Smith, Murphy & Schoepperle, LLP
295 Main Street
Suite 786
Buffalo, NY 14203
Tel: (716) 852-1544 x314
Cell: 716-861-8552
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration
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  • Practice Commenced1981
  • # of MEDS (as of 3/10/23)27
  • # of ARBS (as of 3/10/23)350
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Lynn D. Gates is a partner in the firm, where she has practiced personal injury litigation for the past twenty five years. Ms. Gates has wide experience in defense and prosecution of claims for negligence, personal injury, auto accident litigation, product liability, municipal liability and medical malpractice. She was active in organizing and participating in Buffalo’s first Settlement Week, held in October, 1995. She is a certified, trained mediator and arbitrator and has actively worked as an arbitrator/mediator for the past 20 years.

Case Experience

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • Smith College, Northampton Massachusetts, B.A. 1967
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D. 1976

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Erie County Bar Foundation
  • Western District of New York mediation panel member
  • Roswell Park Alliance Foundation

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