Anthony J. Tantillo

Car Accident Lawyer

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Attorney Anthony Tantillo was born in Niagara Falls, New York. From a very young age, he knew he wanted to be a lawyer and help the people who needed it most. One of six children, he was the first in his family to earn a college degree. In his journey to become a lawyer, Anthony spent time delivering newspapers, washing dishes, laboring, framing houses, and delivering pizzas.

Anthony attended Louisiana State University and graduated from Buffalo State College in 1998. He received dual degrees in both business administration and finance. Anthony went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2002. That same year, he was admitted to practice law in New York and the United States District Court, Western District of New York. In 2006, he was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Anthony immediately began practicing law, taking over 50 verdicts within his first five years as a defense attorney. Anthony also spent several years in New York City assisting in the representation of the New York Port Authority. During that time he was co-counsel in several cases brought by individuals against the Port Authority when they were catastrophically injured during the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. After successfully defending the Port Authority in over half a dozen trials, he became inspired to represent individuals who had been seriously injured.

In order to pursue this desire, Anthony sought employment with William Mattar, P.C. as a litigation attorney, where he has continued to work to ensure that victims have a voice in the courtroom. Anthony continues to enjoy great success in the courtroom, advocating for clients who would otherwise not have a voice against the deep pockets of the insurance industry.  He is also skilled in conducting arbitrations and mediations and handling appeals in both New York State and Federal Court. He has earned multiple million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. These, along with other verdicts and settlements, have been recognized statewide. For his outstanding work, Anthony has been selected as a Super Lawyer since 2012.

Anthony currently handles all types of personal injury litigation, including car crash cases, slip and falls, trip and falls, dog bites, construction accidents, and all other types of personal injury.

When asked what he enjoys most about working at William Mattar, P.C., Anthony said, “I became a trial lawyer to help those that needed it most. It is rare for someone to develop a set of skills that can bring people closure so they can begin the next chapter of their lives. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a former client who is now in a better place, knowing that you had some small part in that person’s success.”

Anthony still resides in Niagara Falls, NY with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys exercising, fly fishing, woodworking, reading, and poetry.

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  • Buffalo State College (B.S.), 1998
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School (J.D.), 2002

Bar Admissions

  • New York State, 2002
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Western New York Chapter)

Legal Experience

  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
  • New York State Supreme Court, Trial Court

Honors & Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers®, 2012 – 2023