R. Charles Miner

chuck.jpgR. Charles Miner is a senior partner in the firm and serves as managing partner.  He has practiced with the firm in the areas of personal injury, construction accidents, automobile accidents, products liability and medical malpractice for over 30 years. 

Born in Batavia, New York, Mr. Miner received his undergraduate degree from Canisius College in Buffalo and his Juris Doctor from the University of Buffalo Law School.  He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1976 and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, also in 1976.  Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, handling numerous serious felony matters from investigation through trial and appeal.  As a Senior Assistant District Attorney, he served as a homicide prosecutor in numerous murder trials.  He is also a retired Officer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Mr. Miner has served as President of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, and on the Board of Directors of that association as well as the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of Erie County.  He has been awarded an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethics, by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Personal Injury-Plaintiff.  He is listed under personal injury law in the Business First/Buffalo Law Journal publication "Legal Elite of Western New York."  He has also been selected by his peers as a "New York Super Lawyer", an honor bestowed on only five percent of the attorneys in upsate New York.      

Mr. Miner is a member of the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee for the crash of Flight 3407 near Clarence Center, New York in February of 2009.

You may contact Mr. Miner by e-mail at cminer@smithminerlaw.com or by telephone at 716-855-3611.

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