Daniel M. Killelea, Esq.

Contact info

Education

B.S. Cornell University, 1992

J.D. University at Buffalo School of Law, 1997

Professional Experience

Partner at Gilmour & Killelea, LLP 2016-Present

Owner of Law Offices of Daniel M. Killelea, Esq. 2014-2015

Instructor at Erie County Central Police Services Law Enforcement Training Academy 2006–present

Partner at Mohun & Killelea 2011-2013

Associate at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP 2007–2011

Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of New York 2006-2007

Assistant District Attorney at Erie County District Attorneys Office 1998–2007

Publications

“Sovereign Citizens Movement Overview”
The Docket, 2014

Analyzing Case Law Related to DWI Vehicle Stop Issues
Aspatore Books, “Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York” 2012

“So You (or the Attorney You’re Representing) Have Been Convicted of a Crime–What Now?”
Erie County Institute of Law, “Ethical Year in Review” 2012

Community Involvement

Judge, New York State Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Tournament

Member, Elma Conservation Club

Member, Red Jacket Game Club

Member, National Wild Turkey Federation

Member, Troop Committee, Boy Scout Troop 238

Former Advancement Chair, Cub Scout Pack 281

Other Professional Activities, Honors

Received Avvo.com’s highest rating of “10.0/Superb,” 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Named among the top three Criminal Defense Attorneys in Buffalo and Western New York for DWI defense by Justice Ain’t Hard blog  (http://wnycriminallaw.blogspot.com/?m=0), 2013.

Named to “Who’s Who in Law 2012” by Buffalo Law Journal, 2012.

Named one of “Ten Young Litigators of Distinction” by Buffalo Law Journal, 2005.

Certified as a General Topics Instructor by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council 2006-present

While working as an Assistant District Attorney in Erie County, New York, served as Coordinator of “Operation IMPACT,” an anti-street-gang crime fighting initiative.

Member, Erie County Bar Association

Member, Criminal Law Committee, Erie County Bar Association

Member, Genesee County Bar Association

Member, Wyoming County Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, SUNY at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association

Member, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Lectures and Presentations

Trying Your First DWI
Life After Law School Continuing Legal Education 2016

The Basics of Criminal Practice
Life After Law School Continuing Legal Education 2016

Pre-Trial Motions and Hearings
New York State Magistrates’ Association Annual Conference 2016

Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs
Southern Tier West Local Government Conference 2016

DNA Collection Updates
Southern Tier West Local Government Conference 2016

Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs
Eighth Judicial District Court Clerks’ Association Meeting 2016

Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs
Erie County Magistrates’ Meeting 2016

Practice in the Justice Courts
Charles S. Desmond American Inn of Court 2015

Sovereign Citizens
NYS Magistrate Court Clerks’ Association Annual Conference 2015

Notaries Public
NYS Magistrate Court Clerks’ Association Annual Conference 2015

Sovereign Citizens
New York State Magistrates’ Association Annual Conference 2015

Motions & Pre-Trial Hearings
New York State Magistrates’ Association Annual Conference 2015

Motions & Pre-Trial Hearings
Southern Tier West Local Government Conference 2015

Sovereign Citizens
Southern Tier West Local Government Conference 2015

The Impact of Sovereign Citizens Upon the NYS Court System
Genesee County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education 2015

The Basics of Criminal Practice
Life After Law School Continuing Legal Education 2015

Motions and Pre-Trial Hearings
Continuing Judicial Education 2015

A Primer on the Effective Assistance of Counsel
Continuing Legal Education 2014

DWI for Court Clerks
8th Judicial District Court Clerks’ Training 2014

Huntley Hearings
Continuing Legal Education 2014

Criminal Jury Trials in the Justice Courts
Continuing Judicial Education 2014

The Basics of Criminal Practice
Life After Law School Continuing Legal Education 2014

Criminal Jury Trials in the Justice Courts
Continuing Judicial Education 2013

The Sovereign Citizen Movement and Its Impact on NYS Courts
Continuing Judicial Education 2013

Pringle Hearings
Continuing Judicial Education 2013

The Sovereign Citizen Movement and Its Impact on NYS Courts
8th Judicial District Court Clerks’ Training 2013

The Sovereign Citizen Movement and Its Impact on NYS Courts
Court Clerks’ Conference 2013

The Sovereign Citizen Movement and Its Impact on NYS Courts
Allegany County Magistrates’ Association Meeting 2013

The Sovereign Citizen Movement and Its Impact on NYS Courts
Erie County Magistrates’ Association Meeting 2013

The New York State SAFE Act of 2013
Genesee County SCOPE Members’ Meeting 2013

The Basics of Criminal Practice
Life After Law School Continuing Legal Education 2013

Youthful Offender Proceedings
Continuing Judicial Education 2013

Search Warrants
Continuing Judicial Education 2013

Motions and Pre-Trial Hearings
Continuing Judicial Education 2013

Certificates of Relief/Sentencing in State Court
Continuing Legal Education 2012

Personal Defense Under Article 35 (Defense of Justification)
Genesee County SCOPE Panel Discussion 2012

DWI Laws and Consequences
Elma Conservation Club Members’ Meeting 2012

The Basics of Criminal Practice
Life After Law School Continuing Legal Education 2012

Chain of Custody and Search Issues
Crime Scene Detectives’ Training 2012

Update to DNA Collection Law
Court Clerks Conference 2012

Criminal Jury Trials in the Justice Courts
Continuing Judicial Education 2012

Motions and Pre-Trial Hearings
Continuing Judicial Education 2012

Motions and Pre-Trial Hearings
Continuing Judicial Education 2012

Home Defense Under Article 35 (Defense of Justification)
Judges’ and Police Conference Panel Discussion 2011

Getting Your Client Through It All–From the Late Night Phone Call to License Restoration
Defending the DWI Defendant Continuing Legal Education 2011

White Collar Crime
Buffalo Police Department Detectives’ In-service Training 2007

Basic Criminal Investigations
Buffalo Police Department Detectives’ In-service Training 2007

New York State Firearms Laws
Project Safe Neighborhoods Firearms Conference 2006

Laws of Arrest; Search & Seizure
Peace Officer In-service Training 2005