The Law Offices of

Richard G. Berger



Richard Berger and Tim Tielman in the Trenches.

Tim is the leading preservationist and community organizer in Buffalo.  He founded the Preservation Coalition of Erie County and later the Campaign for Buffalo, History, Architecture and Culture.  Shown here in 2000, Dick and Tim explore the excavation of a building at the Erie Canal Harbor.


The Buffalo Asylum for the Insane was the Creation of the father of American architecture, H.H. Richardson.  Richardson’s monumental work is set in the park-like campus designed by Fredierick Law Olmstead in the 1890’s as part of Buffalo’s system of parks. The site was the subject of a lawsuit to stop the State University College at Buffalo from using the Olmstead grounds, a National Landmark, for the Burchfield-Penny Art Gallery. 

Old Fort Niagara was the scene of a significant personal injury case.  The Plaintiff recovered damages for a broken leg suffered in a fall on stone steps with a defective railing.

William Berger

Attorney at Law

1906 - 1965

Brisbane Building

Buffalo, New York