Michael Ranzenhofer

As a partner in the Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC law firm, Buffalo Attorney Michael Ranzenhofer takes his responsibilities to the citizens of the Buffalo and WNY area very seriously.

He grew up in Long Island, NY as well and received a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in 1976 from S.U.N.Y. Albany and a Juris Doctor in 1979 from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo.

Michael Ranzenhofer was admitted to all New York State Courts (1980), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York (1980) and the U.S. Supreme Court (1985).



Michael Ranzenhofer’s professional associations are as follows:

  • Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Clarence Chamber of Commerce
  • Clarence Hollow Association
  • Erie County Bar Association (Negligence and Matrimonial/Family Law Committees)
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association (Real Property, Elder Law, General Practice, Municipal, Family and Matrimonial Sections)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Government/Public Service

Attorney Ranzenhofer was a member of the New York Senate serving the 61st District for twelve years. He was also an Erie County Legislator for twenty years, Erie County Legislature minority leader (1993 to 1995 and 2004) and majority leader (2004-2005). He served on the Erie County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors (2002-2004); as a task force member of the New York Meals-on-Wheels and the S.U.N.Y. Health Services Institutional Review Board of Directors from 1998 – 2002.


Personal Injury

What Should I do After I get into an Accident?

I Was Injured On The Job, What Should I Do?

Will the No Fault Application Take long?

Will My Personal Injury Case go to Trial?

What Factors Impact The Value of a Personal Case?

What is the Time Frame for Filing a Claim?

What Is a No Fault Accident?

How Does The Personal Injury Discovery Phase Works?

Is there a Minimum Amount of Medical Bills Needed for a Case?

Can I File a Claim If I Did Not Get Immediate Medical Care?

I Was Seriously Injured While Shopping

Should I take the First Settlement Offer?

What Factors can Impact Compensation?

How Much Compensation Will I Get For an Auto Injury?

What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Common Motorcycle Accidents

Car Accident Vs. Motorcycle Accident Cases

How Do I File a Claim For a Motorcycle Accident?

How Much Money Will I Receive from a Motorcycle Accident?

What Happens When Someone Dies in a Accident?

Can I File a Claim If the Car Accident Is Partially My Fault?

Want To Know What To Do Next After An Auto Accident Involving a Drunk Driver?

What Can be Claimed as Damages After an Accident?

Injured by an Out-of-State Uninsured Driver

Injured On Private Property

Premises Accident

Can I Recover From the Emotional Damages?

How Will My Car get Fixed If The Other Person is Uninsured?

Need Help Selecting The Best Attorney For Your Injury Case?

Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

Broken Arm Injuries

Knee Injuries

What if I was Injured by a Faulty Handrail?

Injury by Faulty Steps

What Should I do if I Slip and Fall on Ice?

What Is The Timeframe For Filing a Slip And Fall Accident?

I Had a Slip and Fall On Another Persons Property

What Should I Do If I Slip And Fall In Poor Lighting?

The Steps to Take After a Slip And Fall Accident

Injuries Involved In a Slip And Fall Accidents

Tripping Hazards

Surface Defects in Commercial Parking Lots

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Will My Insurance Cover a Dog Bite?

How Will My Medical Bills Get Paid If The Owner Of the Dog Has No Insurance?

Typical Dog Bites

What Do You Consider a Good Dog Bite Case?

Does It Matter What Doctor I see After a Dog Bite?

Want To Know the Kind Of Questions To Ask The Owner On a Dog Bite?

Why Should I Continue My Personal Injury Treatments?

Pedestrian Injury Accident Case Result


Buffalo Attorney Michael Ranzenhofer focuses on accidents and personal injury litigation. If you or a loved one needs legal assistance for a Personal Injury, contact experienced Buffalo attorney Michael Ranzenhofer for dedicated representation. With over 40 years of experience, he has the skills and resources necessary to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your case. Learn about some of attorney Ranzenhofers winning verdicts.

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– Ed Berowski

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