Eugene C. Tenney has been practicing law in Buffalo for his entire
career. A graduate of Canisius College (1951) and the State
University of New York at Buffalo School of Law (1954), Gene began
his career as an associate attorney with Saperston, McNaughton &
Saperston where he was quickly made a partner. After five years with
the Saperston firm, Gene formed his own firm concentrating on
personal injury litigation. He has been honored to serve as a member
of a New York State Trial Lawyers blue ribbon panel dedicated to
reviewing the Civil Practice Law & Rules in the trial courts of
Western New York and also served as the confidential law clerk to
Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. Ryan from 1970-1974. Gene was an
active member of the Amherst Central School Board and Eggertsville
School Board for six years, two of which he served as chairman.
A member of the Erie County Bar Association, Western New York Trial
Lawyers Association (past president 1986-87), the New York State
Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers
Association, Gene has been recognized as a Preeminent Trial Lawyer
by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register. He has earned a
Martindale-Hubbell AV rating from his peers, the highest rating
available, which reflects (A) the highest level of legal ability and
(V) very high adherence to the professional standards of conduct,
ethics, reliability and diligence. Gene has experience in both state
and federal courts in New York as well as in many other states,
including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida. This includes both
trial and appellate practice, including arguments before the Court
of Appeals , New York’s highest court.
Although the senior member of the firm, Mr. Tenney still rolls up
his sleeves and takes a hands-on approach to the handling of his
clients’ cases. Never one to shy away from the court room, Gene will
represent your interests to the very end.
He has dedicated his life’s work to representing the injured in
their fight against large insurance companies. The passion with
which he pursues his work is difficult to find anywhere else.