Lyle T. Hajdu, Partner

Lyle Hajdu


Areas of Practice

  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Slip and Fall
  • Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Matrimonial
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estates

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1997
  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York, 1996, J.D.
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Law Journal: Buffalo Journal of International Law, Articles Editor
  • University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Engineering, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1986, B.S. in Engineering
  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1986, B.S. in Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Jamestown Bar Association, Member, Past President
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
    • Criminal Justice Section, Past Executive Board Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Representative Cases

  • People v Pattison (Chautauqua County – 63 AD3d 1600) – successful criminal appeal resulting in reversal of double murder conviction and dismissal of the indictment based upon improper notice of grand jury proceedings.
  • People v Wells (Chautauqua County) – successful trial defense where client was acquitted of murder and convicted of lesser offense based upon psychiatric defense.
  • People v Korzeniewski (Chautauqua County) – successful criminal defense where client charged with murder was found not responsible by reason of mental disease.
  • Anonymous – multi-million dollar settlement against utility company for personal injuries and damages arising out of natural gas explosion.


  • Busti Town Court, Town Justice, 2010 – Present
  • Chautauqua Lake Management Commission, Past Chairman
  • Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, Past President

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