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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2012 Archives > February 2012 > Mayor Brown Announces Appointment of Corporation Counsel

Mayor Brown Announces Appointment of Corporation Counsel

Contact: Lorey Schultz

Attorney Timothy A. Ball will lead the City of Buffalo Law Department

BUFFALO – Mayor Byron W. Brown today appointed Attorney Timothy A. Ball to the position of Corporation Counsel.  Ball has been acting as Senior Deputy Corporation Counsel since June of 2010 and has been an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the City’s Law Department since March of 2005, when he was admitted to the practice of law.  Prior to his admission, he served as the City Law Department’s Chief Law Clerk, after beginning his clerkship in February of 2003.  He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Canisius College’s Honors Program and a Cum Laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.

Having impressively risen through the ranks of the Law Department, Mr. Ball has performed just about every function for which the City’s Law Department is responsible, including defending the City and its Boards and Commissions in complex litigation in City, State, and Federal trial Courts, advising the Common Council and the City’s other Boards and Commissions, representing the City in State and Federal Appellate Courts and running the Law Department in the absence of the Corporation Counsel without interruption.

 “Mr. Ball’s comprehensive knowledge of municipal law and his extensive experience in the operation of the City’s Law Department make him the natural choice to serve as the City’s next Corporation Counsel,” stated Mayor Brown. 

The former Acting Corporation Counsel, David Rodriguez, Esq. will be leaving City employment to serve as General Counsel to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority.(BMHA)