Cheryl Meyers Buth

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Cheryl Meyers Buth grew up in Western New York.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the State University of Buffalo and her law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.  She is the founding member of the MEYERS BUTH LAW GROUP pllc located in Orchard Park, New York.

In the summer of 2012 she gained greater notoriety as the attorney in a case that the Buffalo News has called one of the ten most infamous cases in Western New York in the past 50 years.  As a member of the defense team Ms. Meyers Buth, among other things, delivered the closing argument in the case that persuaded the jury to acquit the client of manslaughter and all other felony charges.  

Ms. Meyers Buth is recognized as one of Buffalo’s premier federal court lawyers.  She has conducted complex trials in RICO, street gang, homicide and white collar fraud cases.

While perhaps best known as a criminal defense lawyer, Ms. Meyers Buth also has a busy civil litigation practice. Having previously represented clients as diverse as WalMart and members of the Teamsters union, she now appears on behalf of correctional officers (NYSCOPBA), medical practices, and insurance companies, as well as individual plaintiffs and defendants.  She is a popular legal commentator who frequently appears on the Buffalo NBC affiliate, WGRZ-TV ch. 2.

In 2015, Ms. Meyers Buth was certified as an agent for the National Basketball Players’ Association.   In addition to her role as a founding partner in her law firm, she is the owner of R1 Sports Mgnt (, a sports and entertainment agency that represents players, coaches, tv news reporters/hosts, authors, musicians/vocalists, and other performing artists.

Ms. Meyers-Buth is licensed to practice in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Additionally, she is admitted to federal courts in the Western District of New York, Northern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Recent Honors & Awards

  • 2019 John W. Ciegalski Award for professionalism and civility from the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • “Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award” (New York State Bar Association) recognizes the professional career of a defense attorney in private practice that embodies the highest ideals of the criminal justice system
  •  “Judith S. Kaye Access to Justice Award (WBASNY)” This award honors a member who demonstrates the core values to which former Court of Appeals Chief Judge Kaye steadfastly adhered in order to ensure that there would be equal access to justice and that justice was carried out, in part, through service, good will, and professionalism
  • “The M. Dolores Denman Lady Justice Award for Lifetime Achievement” from the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • “Criminal Justice Act Award” from the Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • Appointed as Referee in nationally publicized Flight 3407 litigation
  • “Woman Lawyer of the Year Award” from the Women Lawyers of Western New York (100th Anniversary Year)
  • Elected by peers to “Super Lawyers” list (top 5% of practicing lawyers in Western New York)
  • Appointed to Erie County Bar Association Subcommittee on Integrated Domestic Violence Courts
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Mt. Mercy Academy High School
  • Voted one of the top 25 women lawyers in 2019 in Western New York