attorney_Jeffrey A Black

Jeffrey A Black

Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP

Attorney Jeffrey Black is a Managing Partner of Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP, a law firm in Olean, NY. As a lawyer in Olean, New York, attorney Black serves Cattaraugus County, as well as clients throughout New York.

Contact Information
: 7163731920
Fax : 7163733110
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Auto Accident
  • Birth Injury
  • Construction / Development
  • Defective / Dangerous Products
  • Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Oil and Gas
  • Personal Injury
Admitted to Practice Law
  • 1993, Pennsylvania;
  • 1994, New York
  • US District Court, Western District of New York; 1995,
  • US District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 1994
: St Bonaventure University, BS, 1990
Law School : Dickinson School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1993
Graduated : 1993
Professional Memberships
  • I am a member of the New York State Trial Lawyer's Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Allegany County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association as well as current member and past President of the Cattaraugus County Bar Association.
Biographical Information

I joined this firm in 1993 and became a partner in 1994. I am a lifelong resident of Olean area and an Olean High School Graduate. I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Bonaventure University in 1990 and graduated cum laude from The Dickinson School of Law (Penn State) in 1993. Upon graduation from law school, I was admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New York. I am also admitted to practice law in the Western District of Pennsylvania and in the Western and Southern Districts of New York.

My wife Mary Jo and I reside in Olean with our three children. I am a board member of the Allegany Limestone Central Schoo and a former board member of the Olean Rotary Club and Cattaraugus County Arts Council.  I exclusively handle personal injury, medical malpratice, nursing home neglect, premises liability, products liability, general litigation and insurance matters in Pennsylvania and New York and have extensive trial experience.

Delta Theta Phi. Member: The Woolsack Society; Dickinson Law Review. Author: "The Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990: A Need For Change," Dickinson Law Review, Vol. 97.

Born: Olean, New York, December 19, 1968

Military Service:

Capt., U.S. Army Reserves, 1990-1999

Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP
Contact Information
: 7163731920
Fax : 7163733110
Office Location

129 North Union Street PO Box 648
Olean, New York 14760

Firm Overview

Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP was founded in 2015. Since its founding, Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP has grown to a size of 12 attorneys. Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP is located in Cattaraugus County New York.

Practice Areas:
Plaintiffs Personal Injury

$21,968,586 Verdict - Labor Law parapalegic

Client injured when he fell through a roof while working as a roofing contractor at a manufacturing facility. Summary Judgment granted on liability with full trial on damages. Damage verdict ultimately affirmed on appeal and the Court of Appeals dismissed any additional appeals. Believed to be the largest appellate verdict in Western New York.

$9,000,000 Verdict - medical malpractice
Client suffered a simple ankle fracture that led to an above the knee amputation due to malpractice of treating orthopaedic surgeon.  Case was tried for approximately one month in Erie County Supreme Court in New York.
$1,500,000 Verdict - Auto accident
Client suffered a neck injury requiring surgery in an automobile crash. Case tried before a Cattaraugus County, New York jury.
$1,100,000 Verdict - trip and fall
Client tripped and fell at a local factory suffering back injuries requiring surgery. Jury verdict in Cattaraugus County Supreme Court in Little Valley, New York.
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