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Tamsin J. Hager

  • Partner






Ms. Hager received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in American civilization from Brown University in 1989. That same year, she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Society. After working in various positions at the law firm of Smith, Murphy & Schoepperle, Ms. Hager enrolled at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1997. While in law school, Ms. Hager was a research assistant for Professor John Henry Schlegel and assisted him in organizing and editing "A History of the Walter E. Meyer Research Institute of Law" by David F. Cavers.

Ms. Hager is a member of the Erie County, New York State, and the American Bar Associations. She is experienced in handling a wide range of discovery matters in civil litigation insurance defense. She has extensive experience in the research and writing of discovery, trial, and post-trial motions, as well as appellate motions and briefs. She has successfully argued matters in various New York courts and before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

Areas Of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • Long Term Care
  • Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies
  • Physician and Medical Professional Defense
  • Nursing Home Defense

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Brown University
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Society, Elected
    • Major: American Civilization

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Murphy, & Schoepperle
  • Research Assistant to Professor John Henry Schlegel