Admitted to Practice
Courts of the State of New York
United States District Court
- Western District of New York
- Northern District of New York
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
United States 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
University at Buffalo Law School (J.D., 1976)
University at Buffalo (B.A., 1973)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer
Diane F. Bosse has practiced law in Buffalo, New York for over 35 years, representing self-insured and insurance company clients in a wide variety of litigated matters. Her principal areas of practice have included toxic tort and product liability claims and related commercial and coverage matters. She is a member of the insurance coverage and appellate practice groups and is Of Counsel to the firm.
Ms. Bosse has devoted a substantial portion of her professional life to bar admissions and legal education. She was appointed by the Court of Appeals to the New York Board of Law Examiners in 1998, after having served for 19 years as an assistant to the Board. She has served as chair of the Board since 2001. Ms. Bosse chaired the Board of Trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners in 2006-07, and served on the Board from 1999 to 2008. She continues to co-chair the National Conference of Bar Examiners Long Range Planning Committee. She is a frequent speaker at educational programs and academic support conferences sponsored by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Ms. Bosse is the chair of the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. She previously served on the Standards Review Committee of the Section.
She is a past president of the Defense Trial Lawyers of Western New York, and a past member of the boards of directors of the Bar Association of Erie County and of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. In 2001, Ms. Bosse received the Award of Merit from the Bar Association of Erie County, and she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Public Service from the University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association in 2005. She was honored in 2006 as the Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Defense Trial Lawyers of Western New York. In 2010, she received a New York State Bar Association Award for Excellence in Public Service. In 2012, The National Conference of Bar Examiners presented her with the Chairís Award. Ms. Bosse was elected to membership in the American Law Institute which drafts and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. Membership is by invitation only and includes eminent judges, lawyers and law professors selected on the basis of professional achievement and demonstrated interest in improving the law.
Ms. Bosse is an emeritus member of the Deanís Advisory Council of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and has served on the University at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and of the New York Bar Foundation.