Anna S. M. McCarthy


Location: Buffalo
Phone: 716-844-3748
Fax: 716-853-1617

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security

Bar Admissions

  • New York


As an associate with a focus in civil litigation, as well as labor and employment, Anna McCarthy counsels clients in a variety of areas. In the labor field, she counsels clients on the development of employee policies, wage and hour issues, discipline and termination decisions, discrimination and harassment claims, and employment contract disputes.  Ms. McCarthy has experience drafting litigation papers and conducting discovery for clients who face employment-related lawsuits and administrative proceedings. She also assists with the development of clients’ affirmative action programs and in ensuring compliance with employment-related federal and state regulations.

In addition to her work with the labor and employment group, Ms. McCarthy supports clients that are involved in business-related disputes, including breaches of contract and issues of premises liability. She has experience drafting pleadings, motion papers, and settlement agreements. 


  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Wellesley College, B.A., 2011


  • Erie County Family Court Judge Sharon LoVallo

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • New York State courts

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Member, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County (BAEC)
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY), Western New York Chapter

Honors and Awards

  • Executive Publications Editor, Buffalo Human Rights Law Review
  • Top 8 Finalist, The Frederick Douglass 2015 National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition
  • Recipient, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Award for Academic Excellence in the following classes: Family Law, 2014; Healthy Homes Legal Practicum, 2014; Public International Law, 2013
  • Semifinalist, SUNY Buffalo Law Desmond Moot Court Competition 2013
  • Recipient, Buffalo Human Rights Center Summer Fellowship, 2013