Experience in concert with an emphasis on character, honesty, and a practical approach to our work sets us apart.

History Steeped In Trial Experience
And Providing Exceptional Results

Experience in concert with an emphasis on character, honesty, and a practical approach to our work sets us apart.

Motor Vehicle Litigation

Motor vehicle accidents can often involve complex medical and legal issues. They may also include a variety of forums for resolution. Having a legal team at your disposal that understands the statutory and medical foundations of each case is essential.

At Hagelin Spencer LLC, we possess a broad range of experience in all aspects of motor vehicle litigation. Our experience allows us to quickly and decisively respond to your needs. Our team understands the intricacies of motor vehicle accidents. We work tirelessly to uncover prior accidents and medical conditions. We understand the nuances of medical causation and medical terminology. We have relationships with a full range of experts to defend each case, from doctors to biomechanical engineers and accident reconstruction experts to lighting experts.

SUM/UM Litigation

Supplemental underinsured motorist (SUM) and uninsured motorist (UM) claims involve both contract and tort principles. The disputes can take place in local courts or before arbitrators. Hagelin Spencer LLC has successfully litigated countless SUM and UM matters in state Supreme Court and in front of arbitrators across the state of New York. We know the pitfalls and perils that accompany this area of law and are prepared to respond to your needs in any forum.

No Fault

The New York State no-fault law is a highly complex statutory system that governs the recovery of various benefits following a motor vehicle collision. When disputes arise for the payment of certain benefits, it is imperative that you have a team on your side that understands the complexity of the No-Fault statute as well as the arbitrators or judges before whom the dispute will be heard. Hagelin Spencer LLC is well-versed in the defense of no-fault denials. We craft personal and pragmatic legal arguments for each case.


Sometimes parties choose not to litigate before a judge and jury, but decide instead to arbitrate their dispute or submit it to some form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). These specialized venues can take numerous forms, with different rules and panels for each forum. When searching for counsel to guide you in these unique forums, consider choosing Hagelin Spencer LLC. We have successfully arbitrated claims from Buffalo to Suffolk County and Long Island, and understand the nuances and complexities that accompany each new arbitration. We routinely handle arbitrations before local panels, individual arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association, and the National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM) to great effect, and can do so for you as well.

Self-Insured Defense

Some businesses are self-insured entities. At Hagelin Spencer LLC, we understand and share your values, and we vow to devote the same attention, enthusiasm and resources to defending your assets from potential exposure. Consider Hagelin Spencer LLC for quality legal and trial counsel.

Defense Of Canadian Insureds

The proximity of New York State’s northern border to the Canadian border has enabled our firm to work closely with Canadian clients for many years. Our attorneys have vast knowledge into the Canadian insurance structure and the conflicts of law that often arise in cross-border situations. We continue to represent Canadian drivers throughout New York State for all of our insurance clients. As Hagelin Spencer LLC continues to expand geographically, so too does our relationship with Canadian insureds.

Contact Us

Hagelin Spencer LLC provides quality legal representation of individuals and businesses across New York State. If you have questions concerning any type of motor vehicle litigation defense, please contact our law firm by calling 716-849-3500. We have offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Garden City, and Jersey City, New Jersey. We handle claims and litigation (in the state and federal courts) throughout the state of New York, including all five boroughs of New York City.