Joy Ellen Miserendino

Joy Ellen Miserendino

Owner / Managing Partner
Orchard Park, New York

Attorney Joy Miserendino was born in Western New York and raised in Angola. After graduating from Lakeshore Central High School, she attended the State University of New York at Buffalo graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, magna cum laude. Following graduation from college, she moved to Boston, where she worked as a registered occupational therapist in a head injury unit providing rehabilitation services to individuals who had sustained serious injuries in accidents.

After working for two years as an occupational therapist, Attorney Miserendino attended Boston University's School of Law; one of the country's top-rated law schools. Following graduation from law school, she returned to the Buffalo area and began practicing law with her father, Samuel R. Miserendino Sr., at his well established firm.  She has been practicing for over 30 years as a trial lawyer concentrating in personal injury claims which involve automobile accidents, work-related accidents, product liability accidents and premises liability. She has achieved numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trial Litigation
  • Litigation Appeals
  • Labor Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Nursing Home Abuse

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2008


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D., Juris Doctor - 1987
    • Major: Law
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
    • B.S. magna cum laude
    • Major: Occupational Therapy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association