OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

It takes strong leadership to navigate the ever-changing legal landscape. With four founding partners leading a team of more than 40 attorneys, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham is poised to serve our clients’ various legal needs now and well into the future.

When you come to us, you’ll gain the insight and expertise of each outstanding attorney in their area of specialty, along with the combined experience and knowledge of the entire team—including our founding partners.

Anthony Rupp – Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham | Buffalo, NY

R. ANTHONY RUPP, III

FOUNDING PARTNER

Impeccable academic and professional credentials, decades of successful trial results, and unshakeable legal instincts: this is the formidable combination of experience and skills that distinguishes founding partner Tony Rupp as a civil trial attorney. With experience that includes highly successful outcomes in scores of jury trials and appeals, Tony represents clients across New York State in a variety of cases involving construction and labor-law matters, insurance coverage and defense, contracts, land conservation, and real-property law and litigation. With thorough preparation and keen attention to detail as his hallmarks, Tony regularly handles and successfully tries complex, high-value commercial cases that were referred or transferred to him by attorneys outside his own firm.

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Jeffrey Baase – Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham | Buffalo, NY

JEFFREY BAASE

FOUNDING PARTNER

With the same entrepreneurial spirit he brought to our firm’s founding, Jeffrey Baase heads our insurance defense litigation practice, ensuring ongoing growth and the best client results. With extensive experience, he combines a cost-conscious eye for results with special expertise in products liability, construction site cases, premises liability, and auto cases.

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David Pfalzgraf – Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham | Buffalo, NY

DAVID R. PFALZGRAF, JR.

FOUNDING PARTNER

MANAGING PARTNER

David leads the firm’s corporate practice group. David’s experience includes assisting clients with all business needs to pave the way to future success, including business formation, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, financing and investment matters, development matters, labor and employment issues, commercial transactions, and business litigation. His commitment to a people-first approach extends far beyond his practice, as evidenced by his impact in our community through a number of leadership roles.

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Thomas Cunningham – Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham | Buffalo, NY

THOMAS CUNNINGHAM

FOUNDING PARTNER

The mark of a true collaborator is a generosity of thought, talent, and time. As one of our firm’s founding partners and committed trial attorneys—as well as frequent author and guest lecturer—Tom Cunningham lives up to these standards in and out of the office. A founding partner, Tom concentrates on insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage, and business litigation.

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