Jaclyn S. Wanemaker

Associate

P: (716) 849-6800
F: (716) 849-6806
E: jsw@bhhattorneys.com

Jaclyn S. Wanemaker is an associate with the law firm of Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC.  She has over 14 years of experience as a litigation attorney, representing clients in cases involving catastrophic injuries and death. She focuses her practice in the areas of motor vehicle negligence, medical malpractice, and premises liability. Ms. Wanemaker handles cases throughout New York State.

During her career, Ms. Wanemaker has tried personal injury and medical malpractices cases before juries in Erie and Niagara Counties, and bench trials in the Court of Claims. In addition, Ms. Wanemaker has tried criminal cases in local Justice Courts. Throughout her career, Ms. Wanemaker has handled toxic tort and environmental cases, defamation defense and First Amendment law, in addition to personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, which she has done for well over a decade.

Ms. Wanemaker prides herself in her legal writing and enjoys drafting and arguing dispositive motions and appeals. She has argued before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, and courts throughout the Western New York area. She is skilled at taking depositions and General Municipal Law §50-h hearings.

Ms. Wanemaker is a Western New York native. In her spare time, Ms. Wanemaker is an avid hiker, and is on her way to becoming a “46’er,” that is, to climbing all 46 of the highest peaks in New York’s Adirondack Mountain Range.

Ms. Wanemaker can be e-mailed at jsw@bhhattorneys.com.

Professional Affiliations/Activities

  • Professional Affiliations/Activities:
  • Erie County (N.Y.) Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Upstate New York CLM Chapter
  • Themis Advocates Group

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D. (cum laude) 2003
    • Executive Editor, Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal
    • Recipient of Edith and David Goldstein Award, 2003
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. (magna cum laude) 2000
    • Recipient of Korean Alumni Sociology Award, 2000
    • Recognized in “Who’s Who Among American Law Students”
    • Recognized in Dean’s List, National Dean’s List
    • Member of National Golden Key Honor Society
    • Member of Phi Alpha Delta

Admitted to Practice

  • New York State – All Courts
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

Civic Activities

  • Korean Alumni Sociology Award 2000
  • Edith and David Goldstein Award 2003
  • “Who’s Who Among American Law Students”
  • Dean’s List
  • National Dean’s List
  • National Golden Key Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Delta
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Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D. (cum laude) 2003
    • Executive Editor, Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal
    • Recipient of Edith and David Goldstein Award, 2003
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. (magna cum laude) 2000
    • Recipient of Korean Alumni Sociology Award, 2000
    • Recognized in “Who’s Who Among American Law Students”
    • Recognized in Dean’s List, National Dean’s List
    • Member of National Golden Key Honor Society
    • Member of Phi Alpha Delta

Admitted to Practice

  • New York State – All Courts
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

Civic Activities

  • Korean Alumni Sociology Award 2000
  • Edith and David Goldstein Award 2003
  • “Who’s Who Among American Law Students”
  • Dean’s List
  • National Dean’s List
  • National Golden Key Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Delta