Breaking The Mold Of The Assembly Line Workers’ Compensation Firm By Building Client-Based Defense Partnerships

Workers’ Compensation Team

attorney Melissa A. Day

Melissa A. Day

Managing Attorney

Owner and managing attorney of The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC, in Amherst, exclusively practices workers’ compensation defense. Melissa began her practice defending workers’ compensation insurance carriers. Read more

attorney James B. Cousins

James B. Cousins

James B. Cousins

Partner

James has dedicated his entire career to the practice of workers’ compensation law, honing both his knowledge of the hyper-technical and fact-sensitive case law as well as his litigation skills. Read more

attorney Brian K. Prince

Brian K. Prince

Brian K. Prince

Associate Attorney

Brian has spent the majority of his career practicing workers’ compensation law at the Special Funds Conservation Committee, where he completed over 5,500 hearings across western and central New York. Read more

associate attorney Andrew Gould

Andrew Gould

Andrew Gould

Associate Attorney

Andrew has spent the majority of his career practicing workers’ compensation law at the Special Funds Conservation Committee, where he completed over 5,500 hearings across western and central New York. Read more

associate attorney Shannan M. Mackey

Shannan M. Mackey

Shannan M. Mackey

Associate Attorney

Shannan has exclusively practiced workers’ compensation defense for the Special Funds Conservation Committee from 2013 through 2018.  At Special Funds, Shannan specialized in litigation regarding weaning from opioid narcotics. Read more

associate attorney Katrina Gray

Katrina Gray

Katrina Gray

Associate Attorney

Katrina Gray comes to The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC, after having representing injured workers in workers’ compensation claims. This experience allows her understanding and anticipation of strategy. Read more

associate attorney Paul B. Kornacki

Paul B. Kornacki

Paul Kornacki

Associate Attorney

Paul is an associate attorney practicing New York state workers’ compensation law exclusively. Prior to joining The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC, Paul successfully represented claimants for 17 years. Read more

associate attorney Vicki L. Buehler

Vicki L. Buehler

Vicki Buehler

Associate Attorney

Vicki is an associate attorney who has spent the past nine years exclusively practicing workers’ compensation law. Prior to joining The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC, she successfully represented claimants. Read more

associate attorney Melanie A. Daly

Melanie A. Daly

Melanie A. Daly

Associate Attorney

Melanie is an associate attorney who was admitted to practice in the state of New York in 2017. Prior work experience includes investigations for National Security Clearances, Melanie worked as.. Read more

associate attorney Neil A. Diegelman

Neil A. Diegelman

Neil A. Diegelman

Associate Attorney

Neil began practicing workers’ compensation defense at the Special Funds Conservation Committee. Neil’s primary focus has continued, defending insurance carriers, third-party administrators and self-insured employers. Over five years of handling.. Read More

associate attorney Alexis D. Hatten

Alexis D. Hatten

Alexis D. Hatten

Associate Attorney

Alexis is a 2012 graduate of Albany Law School and 2009 graduate from Loyola University Maryland. During law school, Alexis interned with the New York State Office of the State.. Read more

associate attorney Brendan T. Shannon

Brendan T. Shannon

Brendan T. Shannon

Associate Attorney

Brendan presently works as a law clerk, pending admission to the New York State Bar; after which, he will practice as an associate attorney. Notably, Brendan passed the New York Read More

Legal Assistants And Paralegals

Executive Assistant Kelesy Kunze

Kelsey X. Kunze

Kelsey Jones

Executive Assistant

Kelsey joins The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC, as the Executive Assistant to the Managing Partners. This position provides full administrative and executive support by assisting… Read More

Legal Assistant Jessica Stevens

Jessica Stevens

Jessie Stevens

Legal Assistant

Jessie Stevens is a Legal Assistant and the first person you see when you enter our office. In addition to reception, she provides support to our deposition and hearings teams. Read More

Legal Analyst Francis Christiano

Francis Christiano

Frank Christiano

Legal Analyst

Frank Christiano is a Legal Analyst who assists with depositions and appeals at the firm. Frank believes that written and analytical skills are the foundation of legal excellence. Read More

Legal Assistant Corrine Newman

Corrine Newman

Corrine

Legal Assistant

Corrine is a born and raised Western New Yorker who just recently moved back home. She is part of a military family who has moved quite a bit over the last 15 years. She wanted to move back Read More

Legal Assistant Danielle Draschan

Danielle Draschan

Danielle Flynn

Legal Assistant

Danielle graduated from Daemen College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. During her time in college, she enjoyed being a member of the Paralegal club, where she and the Read More

Assistant Office Manager Elena N. Camp

Elena N. Camp

Elena Camp

Assistant Office Manager

Elena is excited to a part of a lively group whose foremost goal is to foster strong partnerships with their clients, leading to a proactive rather than a reactive approach. Read more

legal assistant Rebecca Brashear

Rebecca Brashear

Rebecca Brashear

Legal Assistant

Rebecca comes to us with a strong background in workers’ compensation as a legal assistant having advocated for the claimants. When the opportunity arose for her to see workers’ compensation. Read more

legal analyst Thomas Dickinson

Thomas Dickinson

Tom Dickinson

Legal Analyst

Prior to joining The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC, Tom worked for Special Funds Conservation Committee for 23 years. During his tenure at Special Funds, Tom defended the interests.. Read more

Deposition Coordinator Daniel Flynn

Daniel Flynn

Daniel Flynn

Deposition Coordinator

Daniel is originally from Syracuse, New York, and moved to Buffalo in 2013 to attend Buffalo State College. He graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He is currently Read more

Hearing Coordinator Jillian Chavers

Jillian Chavers

Jillian Chavers

Hearing Coordinator

Jillian comes to us with extensive experience in the legal field. She holds an associate degree in paralegal studies from Bryan and Stratton College, where she graduated with highest honors. Read more

Legal Assistant Susan Eick

Susan Eick

Susan

Legal Assistant

Susan has her BA in English literature from St. Lawrence University. In 2000, she started at a local law firm as receptionist. Shortly thereafter she worked her way to a.. Read more

Deposition Coordinator Hannah Kim

Hannah Kim

Hannah Kim

Deposition Coordinator

Hannah graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelors in history. During undergrad, she interned with a senate district office where she helped with community outreach. She believes that.. Read more

legal assistant Jody Guiher

Jody Guiher

Jody Guiher

Legal Assistant

Jody is a retired army combat veteran. Jody has served 13 years in the military with one combat tour in Baghdad, Iraq and one combat tour in Afghanistan. In the Read more

legal assistant Jenny Malkowski

Jenny Malkowski

Legal Assistant

Jenny graduated from Erie Community College with an associate degree in business administration. She has worked extensively in the legal field for more than 10 years in various areas of.. Read more

Justice C. Williams

Justice C. Williams

Legal Assistant

Justice came to us fresh out of college with the associate’s degree as an applied science paralegal. She has always had a deep interest in law and is.. Read more