Doane Law Firm, P.C. 


Mr. Doane provides aggressive litigation support to small businesses as well as to sole practitioners and small to medium size law firms with corporate and individual clients needing assistance with civil and criminal litigation counsel due to time constraints, client conflicts or lack of expertise.  From appearances to pleadings and brief writing, including appeals, Mr. Doane's litigation and judicial opinion writing experience are great resources for any size business or law firm.

Landlord Tenant Law

Evictions, or as they are formally known in New York, landlord tenant matters, are filled with loop holes, technicalities and catch 22's. The law is not complex, but it is exact.  Unfortunately for landlords not familiar with the rules, the remedy for a bad notice, improper service or a defective petition is often dismissal. Delays could take months and cost thousands of dollars.  A knowledgeable attorney is essential.  As a former hearing officer Mr. Doane has handled thousands of landlord tenant matters, both residential and commercial.  Let him work for you.

Wills & Estates

Naturally, many of us avoid dealing with or planning for things in our lives that we view as uncomfortable.  The death of a loved one, or planning for our family's future after we are gone are just those kinds of events.  We all hope that somehow things will work out.  Unfortunately, hope is not a plan.  People of all ages and levels of health can have their lives turned upside down by a car accident, heart attack or stroke.  Once one of these events occurs it may be too late for you to:

  1. Get the care and treatment you desire
  2. Protect your assets
  3. Make sure that your wishes as to how your children or spouse are cared for or
  4. Ensure how your property is preserved or distributed after your death or incapacitation.

Proper planning is essential and you will feel better knowing that you did everything you could to provide for the people you care about and protect the things you worked so hard for.  The second half of that planning is to hire competent legal counsel to see that your wishes are seen through in Surrogate's Court after your death.  Our firm  can represent you throughout this process.

Litigation Support
Personal Injury

Mr. Doane has handled 100's of personal injury cases as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants.  He knows how to talk with the insurance companies, judges and jurors to make sure that your voice is heard.  From slip & falls and car accidents to products liability & NY Labor Law cases, Mr. Doane will handle your case personally.  Don't let some junior associate at one of the big firms handle your case.  Experience counts. 

Criminal Defense
General Practice

From speeding tickets, housing and building violations, license suspensions & DWI's in all local courts such as Amherst, Buffalo, Clarence, Grand Island, Lackawanna, Lewiston, Lockport, Niagara Falls, Tonawanda, West Seneca & Williamsville to County & Supreme Courts in Erie &  Niagara Counties, Mr. Doane represents criminal defendants from violation level offenses up to the most serious of felonies.  As a former public defender and judicial law clerk, Mr. Doane knows the criminal law.

Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

From house closings or family law matters; including divorce, child custody and support, to zoning board appeals, tax assessment challenges, small business organization & litigation, guardianships, wills, estates, health care proxies and powers of attorney, Mr. Doane helps people with all of their everyday legal issues. From school disciplinary hearings to Supreme Court cases, our firm will represent you professionally and affordably.