Anastasia M. McCarthy



Ms. McCarthy regularly defends businesses, municipalities, and school districts in high-exposure matters. She focuses her practice on the defense of personal-injury claims involving premises liability, transportation and automotive liability, and products liability.  Ms. McCarthy also serves on the firm’s Child Victims Act and Sexual Misconduct Coverage and Defense team, and frequently writes about the Child Victims Act, its application, and its effect on litigation.

Prior to joining Hurwitz and Fine, Ms. McCarthy served as Assistant Field Counsel for a large national insurance carrier, defending commercial policy holders in high-exposure tort actions involving products liability, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, and catastrophic flooding and fire loss.

Ms. McCarthy earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Literature and Theatre from SUNY Geneseo, where she also received the C. Agnes Rigney Award in Writing Drama, a Mary A. Thomas Award in Poetry, and induction into Alpha Psi Omega, the Theatre and Dance Honor Society.

She received her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University at Buffalo Law School where she served as a research assistant for a legal history book focusing on economic development in Buffalo, N.Y.  An active participant in the Moot Court program, she advanced to the Top 16 in the Northeast Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition and was a quarter-finalist and second place awardee for Best Appellate Brief in the Desmond Moot Court Competition.  She also served as co-founder and co-president of the Women of SUNY Buffalo Law, president and vice-president of OUTLaw, a member of the Buffalo Moot Court Board, and a clerk on the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal.

Ms. McCarthy serves on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and recently completed the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity and Inclusion Academy program.  She is a member of the Erie County and New York State Bar Associations, as well as the Women’s Bar Association of New York (WBASNY). She currently serves as President-Elect of WBASNY’s Western New York Chapter and co-chairs the statewide organization’s Legislation Committee. Ms. McCarthy also serves as a member on the Young Professionals Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier.


Anastasia M. McCarthy
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Court Admissions

Courts of the State of New York
United States District Court
- Western District of New York
- Northern District of New York

Admitted to Practice

New York


University at Buffalo Law School (J.D., 2015)
State University of New York College at Geneseo (B.A., 2008)

Professional Recognition

2021 Business First IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity Awareness) Honoree
Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" List
Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
2019 Recipient, "Up and Coming Attorneys" Award, The Daily Record

Firm News

01/14/22: Legal Alert: Adult Survivors Act Passes NYS Senate Judiciary Committee

09/17/21: Legal Alert: Child Victims Act FAQs

08/23/21: Firm News: 28 Attorneys Named to 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

08/19/21: Firm News: 21 Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

04/22/21: Firm News: Anastasia M. McCarthy Elected to the role of President-Elect of the WNY Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

03/05/21: Buffalo Business First: Anastasia McCarthy Honored at the IDEA Awards for Championing Diversity & Inclusion

11/15/20: Firm News: New York Expands Protections of Free Speech and Petition Rights by Expanding Anti-SLAPP Law

08/26/20: Firm News: 30 Attorneys Named to 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

08/20/20: Firm News: 21 Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

07/28/20: Firm News: Anastasia M. McCarthy Appointed Co-chair of the Statewide Legislative Committee of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

6/11/20: Legal Alert: Legislative Updates June 2020

5/14/20: Legal Alert: Update on the Courts

3/26/20: Firm News: Two Members of Hurwitz & Fine Graduate from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Academy

11/15/19: Blog: The Right To Refill, Senate Bill S. 6813 and an analysis of a plaintiff’s right to litigate anonymously

10/15/19: Blog: Recent Legislative Update

8/14/19: Blog: For the Defense: The NYS Child Victims Act Toolkit

8/12/19: Blog: 27 Attorneys Named to 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

7/18/19: Buffalo Rising: Food delivery apps serve up short-term convenience, but come with risk

7/17/19: Blog: Bicycles with Electric Assist and Electric Scooters Could Soon Be Under New Law Regulations

6/19/19: Blog: No Excuses: New York Repeals Religious Exemptions to State Immunization Requirements

6/13/19: Blog: Anastasia McCarthy Receives Excellence in Law Award

5/6/19: Erie County Bar Bulletin: How the Child Victims Act Will Impact Public Schools

4/30/19: Blog: All About Airbnb

4/5/19: Blog: In Defense of Schools: The Impact of the Child Victims Act

2/20/19: Best Lawyers: What New York's Child Victims Act Means for Public Schools

2/19/19: Buffalo Law Journal: Child Victims Act extends statute, puts onus on institutions

2/14/19: Blog: NYS Child Victims Act FAQs

11/3/18: Buffalo Law Journal: Attorneys give new business owners a few pointers