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Lawrence Joseph Mattar

Lawrence Joseph Mattar, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1959, Florida 1977, United States Supreme Court 1972. Decorated Knight of St. Charbiel, highest honor available to a Maronite Catholic; recipient award for outstanding service Buffalo Eye Bank, 1962, Leadership award Lions Club Buffalo, 1963, Citizen's award Erie Community College, 1982, National Tree of Life award Board directors Jewish National Fund American, 1987.


Mattar, Lawrence Joseph was born on April 17, 1934 in Buffalo. Son of Joseph and Anne (Abraham) Mattar.


Graduate, Canisius College, Buffalo, 1956. Juris Doctor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1959.


Worked at Mattar & D'Agostino (Buffalo, NY) specializing in Business Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Transactions, Litigation, Personal Injury Law. Admitted to the bar, 1959, New York. 1971, United States. District Court, Western and Northern Districts of New York.

1977, Florida.

Member, National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. Confidential Assistant to Erie County Court Judge Frederick M. Marshall, 1960-1965. Counsel, New York State Senate Public Utilities Committee, 1970-1974.

Chairman, Advisory Board, Good Shepherd Home, 1970-1971. Director of the Better Business Bureau of West New York, 1976. Chairman, Erie County Community College Citizens Advisory Board, 1980 and 1981.

Member: Erie County Bar Association. The Florida Bar; Erie County Trial Lawyers Association. New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.


Board directors Better Business Bureau Western New York. Executive committee president's council Canisius College. Member house of deals United Way of Buffalo and Erie County.

Active National Maronite Bishops' Advisory Council, United States Congressional Advisory Board. Selective Service Board, Western New York Republican Presidential Task Force. Delegate Republican Judicial Convention 8th District, 1985.

Member Erie County Bar Association, Erie County Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, NFL Players Alumni Association (associate), Di Gamma (life), Rotary Club (secretary 1978-1979, director 1978-1980, trustee, secretary, member executive committee Buffalo Rotary Foundation), Buffalo Club (Buffalo), Transit Valley Country Club (East Amherst, New York ).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, skiing.


Married Elaine Emma Kolbe, August, 1959. Children: Lorraine, Brenda, Anne, Deborah.