Mr. Jeffrey Voelkl

Mr. Jeffrey Voelkl

Principal/Shareholder
Location:
Williamsville, New York
Phone:
716-633-4030
Fax:
716-633-8154
Email:

With an impressive career roster, and a recognized leader in the local community, the other principal attorney at Robshaw & Associates is Jeffrey F. Voelkl, Esq., LL.M. His experience in New York State law is an asset to every one of the Robshaw & Associates clients.

Voelkl is a member of the New York Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, New York State Defenders Association, Admission to Bar Committee, Young Lawyers Committee, and Justice Court Committee. He was also elected as Village Justice for the Village of Williamsville (2003) and was appointed Acting Justice of the Buffalo City Court (2005).

Voelkl received his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in Ohio, and his LL.M. (Tax) degree from the Boston University School of Law. During his education, he worked for the legal firm of Heimerl, Keenan & Longo. He also worked for the Honorable Penny M. Wolfgang (Supreme Court of the State of New York) and the Honorable John T. Curtin (United States District Court for the Western District of New York).

Jeffrey Voelkl has been working at Robshaw and Associates since 1993. His general practice experience spans the practice area of Criminal Law in every Justice Court, City and Supreme Court in Erie and Niagara County. He also has extensive trial experience in felonies and misdemeanors including DWI, robbery, burglary, petit larceny, harassment, assault, and traffic matters. Other areas included in his primary practice areas are landlord/tenant and general civil litigation, business and real estate law including all aspects of real estate transactions, lease and contract drafting and negotiations, eminent domain, business and corporate formations and refinance, formation of not-for-profit entities, contract negotiations and disputes, business litigation, collections, tax consequence counseling for businesses and individuals. Employment Discrimination, New York Division of Human Rights and EEOC.

Beyond his legal expertise, Voelkl is also accomplished in his personal life, with an impressive list of volunteer work, such as:

  • Leukemia Society of America Board of Trustee Member (1996 - 2001)
  • President, Amherst Library Board (2007 Present)
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Board Member (2006 Present)
  • Western New York High School Mock Trial Instructor (1995 - 2004)
  • Western New York High School Mock Trial Judge (2003 Present)
  • Speaker at NBI Seminar regarding Real Estate, Lorman Seminar regarding Landlord/Tenant, Erie County Bar regarding Carbon Monoxide Law
  • Hamburg Central School Dist., Speaker regarding Landlord Tenant (2004 Present)
  • Speaker at Ellicott District Community Development Real Estate Seminars
  • Guest on Law Line hosted by Mike Desmond (2004 Present)
  • Williamsville Parks Committee President (2006 Present)
  • Buffalo Club Arts & Archives Committee Member (2004 Present)
  • Founder of Williamsville Court Community Service Program
  • Erie County Justice Court Committee, Chairman (2006 Present)
  • Town & Village Court Advisory Committee (2007 Present)

Voelkl received the Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities Award in 1988, and the Business First Forty Under 40 Award in 2006.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1993
  • Virgin Islands, 2002
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • LL.M.
    • Honors: Class Rank: Top 30%
    • Major: Tax
  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Class Rank: Top 28%
    • Honors: Client Counseling Competition (1990 & 1991)
    • Honors: Student Bar Association Member
  • Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1989
    • Honors: Class Rank: Top 13%
    • Honors: Degree awarded with Honorable Mention
    • Honors: Deans List – Five Semesters
    • Honors: Who’s Who in American Universities
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    • Honors: Canisius College Ski Club, President
    • Honors: Yearbook Photography Editor
    • Honors: Buffalo Philharmonic Steering Committee
  • St. Joseph's Collegiate, Kenmore, New York - 1985

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker at Ellicott District Community Development Real Estate Seminars

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities, 1988
  • Business First Forty Under 40 Award, 2006
  • Endorsed to be Supreme Court Judge by The Buffalo News (October 30, 2008)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York Bar Association, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Member
  • Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, Member
  • New York State Defenders Association, Member
  • Admission to Bar Committee, Member
  • Young Lawyers Committee, Member
  • Justice Court Committee, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Penny M. Wolfgang (Supreme Court of the State of New York)
  • Hon. John T. Curtin (United States District Court for the Western District of New York)
  • Student Tutor in Contract, Torts, Civil Procedure, and Property, 1991 - 1992

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Amherst Library Board, 2007 - Present
  • Founder of Williamsville Court Community Service Program
  • Chairman, Erie County Bar Justice Court Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Chairman and Member, Williamsville Parks Committee, 2006 - 2011
  • Town & Village Court Advisory Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Leukemia Society of America Board of Trustee Member, 1996 - 2001
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Board Member, 2006 - 2008
  • Western New York High School Mock Trial Instructor, 1995 - 2004
  • Western New York High School Mock Trial Judge, 2003 - Present
  • Speaker at NBI Seminar regarding Real Estate, Lorman Seminar regarding Landlord/Tenant, Erie County Bar regarding Carbon Monoxide Law
  • Hamburg Central School Dist., Speaker regarding Landlord Tenant , 2004 - Present
  • Guest on Law Line hosted by Mike Desmond
  • Buffalo Club Arts & Archives Committee Member, 2004 - 2010
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Member