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Law Department

Corporation CounselTimothy A. Ball
Corporation Counsel

Welcome to the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of Buffalo.  This new and improved website introduces you to what we do and the work we are conducting on behalf of our great City.

The Law Department provides comprehensive legal services to Mayor Byron Brown, the Buffalo Common Council, and numerous departments and agencies in a wide variety of matters.  The Corporation Counsel prosecutes and defends all actions and proceedings brought by or against the City of Buffalo.  In addition to representing the City’s interest in all civil litigation, the Department of Law is responsible for drafting and reviewing all contracts involving the City.

Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality legal representation.  To provide comprehensive legal representation to the Mayor, Common Council, Comptroller, City departments, agencies, the Board of Education and the Sewer Authority, the Buffalo Water Board and the Buffalo Municipal Water Finance Authority.


Integrity, Diligence, Respect, Diversity, Supportive Work Environment, Teamwork and Excellence

Contact Us...

Corporation Counsel:
Timothy A. Ball

Office Address:
1100 City Hall
Buffalo NY 14202

(716) 851-4343
(716) 851-4105


Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.