Biographical Information

I have been recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent attorneys.  I focus my practice in the areas of criminal trials, criminal appeals, constitutional law, First Amendment law, zoning and land use, antitrust, and professional licensing defense.

I have had built a strong reputation for successfully representing individuals and businesses in complex, high-profile cases at all levels of the courts, including state, federal, and the United States Supreme Court.

My practice is nationwide, and divide my time between the firm’s offices in Buffalo and Los Angeles.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

  • State of New York
  • State of California
  • District of Columbia
  • State of Pennsylvania


I received my college degree, a Bachelor of Arts at SUNY Fredonia in 1969.  I graduated first in my class, with my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo in 1972 with honors.

Professional Experience

I have argued several cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. My practice is nationwide and I divide time between the firm’s offices in Buffalo and Los Angeles.

Honors & Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America, annually since 1983
  • Named to New York Super Lawyers, Upstate Edition
  • Named to Buffalo Law Journal/Business First Who’s Who in Law

Professional Associations

  • Member of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member and past president of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member and past chairman of the Criminal Justice Section of the New York State Bar Association and a current member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Office of Court Administration Criminal Law and Procedure Advisory Committee
  • Member and past president of the First Amendment Trial Lawyers Association



WBEN requests analyusis from Paul Cambria on New York State’s possible change in the age of criminal responsibility

Paul Cambria and WBEN on the likelihood of a settlement in the civil wrongful-death trial of Dr. James Corasanti

Paul Cambria joins WBEN for two-part interview on Corasanti wrongful-death civil trial, Part I and Part II

Analysis provided by Paul Cambria for WBEN on James Corasanti’s civil trial

WBEN seeks reaction from Paul Cambria on the second-degree murder verdict for Jeffrey Basil

Paul Cambria discusses with WBEN accusations the Patriots’ underinflated championship-game balls and Basil trial developments

In-depth analysis provided by Paul Cambria to WBEN’s Tom Bauerle on the trial of Jeffrey Basil

WBEN requests commentary from Paul Cambria on prominent Ballowe and Basil cases

Paul Cambria provides legal analysis for WBEN on new developments in the cases of Jeffrey Basil and Chad Kelly

Paul Cambria discusses with WBEN aftermath of Ferguson grand jury verdict clearing Officer Wilson

Commentary from Paul Cambria sought on the only Flight 3407 crash death lawsuit that was not settled

WBEN 930 Radio’s LiveLine 2013 Year in Review ranks Paul Cambria as their number one contributor for 2013

Paul Cambria joins former District Attorney Frank Clark on WBEN 930 Radio to analyze the case of Anthony Taglianetti, who is on trial for murder.

Paul Cambria appears on WGRZ to discuss privacy issues related to E-ZPass reads outside of toll booths.

NBC News affiliate WGRZ reports on the shooting of an alleged robber with legal analysis from Paul Cambria on New York State self-defense laws.

Paul Cambria’s career out of the court room on the professional drag car racing circuit is profiled by WGRZ Channel 2.

Paul Cambria appears on WBEN 930’s LiveLine to provide legal analysis on the trial of George Zimmerman

WBEN 930’s radio segment on “Legal Issues for NFL Players Behaving Badly” includes legal insight by Paul Cambria

Paul Cambria discusses what recent United States Supreme Court decisions may mean for the Western New York community on NBC News affiliate WGRZ

Controversial tweets regarding Orchard Park schools draws media attention and Paul Cambria discusses First Amendment protection of the tweets for WGRZ

Paul Cambria joins WBEN 930 radio to discuss to prosecution of accused Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro

“Can the Boston Bomber Get a Fair Trial” segment on WBEN 930 includes legal analysis from Paul Cambria

Paul Cambria appears on WBEN 930’s LiveLine to discuss Dr. James Corasanti’s release from prison after his DWI charge

WBEN 930 discusses Gay Marriage case before Supreme Court with Paul Cambria

Paul Cambria provides perspective on the cost of a case before the Supreme Court with WBEN 930

“The Ethics of CPR; Do Not Resuscitates” segment on WBEN 930 with Paul Cambria

Paul Cambria discusses the First Amendment protection of a student’s Tweet on WBEN 930 radio

Representative Cases

I have has represented many prominent individuals including Publisher Larry Flynt and Musicians DMX and Marilyn Manson.

Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association
  • First Amendment Trial Lawyers Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Adult IP Conference


Service Activities

Active board member of Variety Club of Buffalo Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation