Ms. Altshiler is the managing attorney for the firm’s Buffalo, NY office.

Articles:

  • Buffalo Law Journal and Buffalo Business First

  • Social media rants: free speech or federal crime? May 16, 2016

  • A Look at Elder Law in New York April 18, 2016

  • Featured, Spotlight: Starting a Law Firm in Buffalo April 4, 2016

  • Featured, Lawyers for Arts expands fundraiser Feb. 8, 2016

  • Taking a closer look a police immunity Dec. 14, 2015

  • A Real Wake-Up Call: Revenge Pornography Nov. 16, 2015

  • Quoted, DA weighs in on Kane case fiasco Oct. 5, 2015

  • Featured, NYC Firm sets up shop in Buffalo Sept. 7, 2015

The New York Law Journal False Eyewitness Testimony: The Limits of Memory Mar. 15, 2016

 

The Buffalo News:

  • Featured, From New York City to Alaska to Buffalo: Attorney, and artist, Florina Altshiler Mar. 13, 2016

  • Quoted, Evander Kane denies any wrongdoing in encounter with 20-year-old woman

  • Dec. 28, 2015

  • Author, Florina Altshiler: America, the great, don’t shut your door Dec. 6, 2015

  • Quoted, As Kane investigation ends, only two people know what happened Nov. 5, 2015

  • Quoted, Patrick Kane unlikely to face criminal charges in rape case, sources say Nov. 2, 2015

  • Quoted, Civil suit still a possibility in Patrick Kane case Nov. 1, 2015

  • Subject, New York City law firm opens Buffalo office, Oct. 16, 2015

  • Quoted, Kane probe complicated by ‘elaborate’ evidence hoax Sept. 26, 2015

  • Quoted, Revelation of evidence bag complicates Kane case Sept. 23, 2015

  • Quoted, DNA test results spur questions in Patrick Kane rape case Sept. 20, 2015

 

 

Speaking Engagements:

  • CLE Presenter, Erie County Bar Association, Buffalo, NY

  • The CSI Effect: Explaining Forensic Evidence to Defeat Jurors’ Inflated Expectations March 10, 2016

  • Media Relations for Attorneys: Going Beyond “No Comment” Feb. 9, 2016

  • Psychology of Flawed Eyewitness Memory: Strategies for Trial Dec. 2, 2015

  • Trial College – A Two-Day Course Oct. 22-23, 2015

  • Pre-Litigation Statements Qualified Privilege or Defamation? April 15, 2015

 

SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

  • Criminal Justice Panelist, Nov. 17, 2015

 

Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western NY Chapter

  • Presenter, Become A Political Player: Media Relations Nov. 14, 2015

 

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, SUNY Buffalo, NY

  • Guest lecturer, Prosecution and Criminal Justice, Introduction to Law, Fall, 2015

 

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT FREDONIA, Fredonia, NY

  • Guest Lecturer, Department of Sociocultural & Justice Services, Spring, 2015- Present  

 

ERIE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Buffalo, NY

  • Department of Chemistry, Fall, 2015  

  • Guest lecturer DNA, Latent Fingerprints and Evidence Collection in Criminal Matters

 

NPR/ WBFO 88.7 FM You and the Law segment:

  • Guest Speaker, DNA Evidence, Mar. 18, 2016

  • Guest Speaker, Snow and Ice Slip and Fall Liability Nov. 6, 2015

 

BBC World Service

  • Featured Speaker, You & The Law: Shoveling that Sidewalk Nov. 7, 2015

 

Talk Radio 790 KABC with Dr. Drew

  • Guest Legal Analyst, Constitutional right to free speech versus criminal threat Oct. 6, 2015

 

 

Media:

  • WKBW-ABC 7, Buffalo, NY

  • Can You Trust Your Babysitter May 25, 2016

  • School confession tweets: Fact or fiction? May 19, 2016

  • Knife found at OJ Simpson’s former home being tested Mar. 4, 2016

  • Dash cams: A double-edged sword for drivers Feb. 18, 2016

  • Eden Dolphins swim coach who raped teen gets 3 yr sentence Jan. 8, 2016

  • Evander Kane sex assault allegations Dec. 28, 2015

  • Guns: When is it okay for a homeowner to use deadly force? Dec. 10, 2015

  • Analysis of the President’s Address and implications re gun laws Dec. 6, 2015

  • DA: No charges against Kane over rape allegation Nov. 5, 2015

  • Attorney: No show of excessive force by officer in video Oct. 8, 2015

  • Local man sued over online sales of synth. drugs Oct. 6, 2015

  • Lawyer for Accuser to Hold Newser Sept. 25, 2015

  • Rape kit evidence bag in Patrick Kane case left at accuser's mom's home Sept. 22, 2015

 

NBC affiliate WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY

  • Special Investigation: Sex Assault: Road to Justice May 10, 2016

  • Rape Victims Seeking Justice Is Both Difficult And Rare May 10, 2016

  • Teen plans to file lawsuit against Paladino May 6, 2016

  • Skelos points to SAFE Act in bid to avoid prison Mar. 24, 2016

  • Attorneys weigh in on Evander Kane investigation Mar. 11, 2016

  • Analyzing the Evander Kane sex assault claims Dec. 28, 2015

  • Analyzing the civil options that remain Nov. 5, 2015

  • Report: Kane accuser opting out of case Nov. 2, 2015

  • Erie County DA to Address Evidence Tampering in Kane Case Sept. 24, 2015

  • Analysis: Latest development in Kane case Sept. 23, 2015

  • Trial analysis of Corasanti civil trial Feb. 11, 2015

 

ABC affiliate KRTV6, Indianapolis, IN

  • Experts: Dash cams a double-edged sword April 28, 2016

 

Time Warner Cable News, Buffalo, NY

  • Manufacturer of Child Sex Dolls Claims They Help Prevent Molestation Jan. 15, 2016

  • Evander Kane being investigated for possible sex offense Dec. 28, 2015

  • DA: Not Enough Evidence to Pursue Criminal Case against NHL Superstar Patrick Kane Nov. 5, 2015

  • Former District Attorney Thinks Patrick Kane Case Could Be Closed Soon Nov. 3, 2015

  • Legal Experts Weigh In on Latest in Kane Case Sept. 25, 2015

 

NEWS 8, Rochester, NY

  • Is Lutchman really a would-be terrorist? Debate over FBI's arrest of local panhandler with history of mental illness. Jan. 4, 2016

  • Judge unseals Tan court documents Nov. 16, 2015

  • Judge's Media Interviews Under Scrutiny: James Piampiano talked to media right after declaring a mistrial in Tan case Oct. 12, 2015

 

Yahoo News

  • Quoted, Report: Patrick Kane's DNA not found in rape kit; no decision on whether he'll be charged Sept. 21 2015

 

Sports Illustrated

  • Quoted, Chicago Blackhawks: Kane DNA Results Explored Sept. 20, 2015

  • Quoted, Report: DNA evidence could help Patrick Kane in rape case Sept. 19, 2015

 

NY Post

  • Quoted, Patrick Kane rape kit negative for DNA: report Sept. 20, 2015

 

NBC Sports

  • Quoted, Report: DNA results leave more questions in Patrick Kane case Sept. 20, 2015

 

Teaching Positions

  • Instructor of Trial Advocacy at Columbia University in the City of New York

  • Instructor of Law Office Computer Technology and Torts at Daemen College

  • Instructor of Mock Trial and Legal Writing at Buffalo State College

Florina Altshiler

Senior Associate

 

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