Mark R. Walling concentrates his practice in the areas of Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Social Security Disability and Elder Law.

Mr. Walling received his bachelor’s degree with high honors from Duke University, and his law degree from the University of North Carolina, where he achieved the Best Brief award in the law school’s Moot Court Competition. Mr. Walling has practiced law since 1980.

From 1984 to 1995, Mr. Walling served as an Assistant Attorney General for New York State. In that position, he represented state agencies and their employees in the federal and state courts. His cases involved complex issues of employment discrimination, civil rights, and claims of unconstitutional actions. His trial practice included jury trials, as well as appellate litigation.

Mr. Walling has taught federal court practice at the University at Buffalo law school, as well as continuing legal education seminars on Elder Law,Employment Litigation and Education Law.
Employment Litigation

Mr. Walling has represented employees and employers in employment litigation for more than twenty years. His cases have involved claims of sexual harassment, and discrimination based on gender, race, age and disability. He also has litigated claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the state Labor Law and the federal civil rights laws.

Education Law

As a School Board member of the Hamburg Central School District between 1993 and 2001, Mr. Walling experienced education issues from the perspective of an insider. Since entering private practice in 1995, he has represented teachers, parents, children and school districts in cases involving special education placements, employee and student discipline, and employment disputes.
Commercial Litigation

Mr. Walling advises and represents businesses in a wide array of matters including, among others, contract and warranty claims, unfair competition and landlord-tenant issues, construction matters, and partnership disputes. Mr. Walling provides comprehensive counsel and representation to small and medium sized enterprises.

Elder Law

Mr. Walling’s expertise in Elder Law began when he worked in the Attorney General’s office, and defended the policies of the State Departments of Health and Social Services concerning Medicaid, Medicare and other public benefits programs. In private practice, he has advised many clients on estate planning issues. His understanding of the intricate rules of the state and federal governments allows him to give clients the “big picture” that they need to make the right decisions to protect and preserve their assets.
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