Law Offices of Michael T. Dwan
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Attorneys Mike Dwan and Amy Counter

Attorneys Mike Dwan and Amy Counter


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Dwan & Counter handles a wide variety of cases and our team prides itself on seeing return clients. We are proud of having a reputation for handling our clients' matters with dilligence and integrity.

It gives us great pride to have a Traffic Ticket Client return to hire us to handle a Real Estate Closing or refer a friend for Estate Planning.

We strive for excellence in our handling of every legal matter; we aim for our clients' 100% satisfaction.


Michael T. Dwan Esq.

Michael T. Dwan Esq.


Michael T.  Dwan, Esq. 

Mike is a graduate of Lancaster High School, Niagara University and University at Buffalo Law School. He was admitted to practice in 2004. For the first five years of his career, Mike concentrated his practice on criminal defense and in particular Driving While Intoxicated defense. Under the tutelage of Glenn Edward Murray, Esq., Mike gained considerable experience handling misdemeanor and felony D.W.I. cases. Mike has had uncommon success conducting D.W.I. trials and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearings.

In recent years, Mike has expanded his practice to include personal injury, civil litigation, real estate transactions, estate planning and Surrogate’s Court proceedings. Mike was an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Erie Community College from 2004 to 2011 where he was well known amongst the student body and faculty for challenging the assumptions upon which the criminal justice system is premised.

Mike is currently serving as Village Prosecutor in Lancaster, New York.



Amy L. Counter Esq.

Amy L. Counter Esq.


Amy L. Counter, Esq.

Amy is a graduate of Scotia Glenville High School in the Capital District Region. She earned two Bachelors of Arts degrees from the University at Buffalo in Philosophy and Communication, where she graduated magna cum laude with the Highest Distinction in Philosophy. Amy then earned her J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School, and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in January of 2016.

In short order, Amy founded a law office and concentrated her practice in areas of criminal defense, real property, and civil litigation. Amy possesses significant experience with surplus funds proceedings in Erie County Supreme Court, where she alienates the money remaining after tax foreclosure auctions and delivers it to their respective former property owners. 

Amy is dedicated and determined to provide reasonable full-service legal advice to her community in Buffalo, New York. She lives in the Elmwood Village and enjoys bicycling and practicing yoga in her spare time.


When you grow up in a family like mine, with a father who is a lawyer and a judge; thinking like a lawyer and challenging the status quo is just what comes naturally. I’ve been arguing at the dinner table about civil liberties since I was six years old. I take the Constitution very seriously, and I enjoy helping people defend and assert their rights.
— Mike Dwan