Richelle R. Kloch
Ms. Kloch is a litigation associate in the firm’s Buffalo office, focusing her practice on premises liability and automobile liability defense. Ms. Kloch has experience preparing pleadings and motion papers, and preparing discovery demands and responses.
Ms. Kloch obtained her Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2022. While in law school, she was a member of the Buffalo Law Review, as a Note & Comment Editor. She also participated in the National Trial Team. During her time as a Trial Team member, she was a Syracuse National Trial Competition Semi-Finalist. For her 1L through 3L years, she served as a Class Director for the Student Bar Association. Ms. Kloch also was Judge Glenn Murray’s White Collar Crime TA for the Spring 2022 semester. Prior to joining Hurwitz Fine as an associate attorney, Ms. Kloch worked as a law clerk at the firm. Ms. Kloch also previously interned as a law clerk in the Niagara County Supreme Court Chambers of the Honorable Richard C. Kloch, Sr., at the Law Offices of Clayton & Bergevin, and as a Legislative Intern for New York Senator Robert G. Ortt and Senator George D. Maziarz.
Ms. Kloch completed her Bachelor of Science in Criminology at Niagara University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. She had minors in pre-law, computer crime, and forensics. During her undergraduate career, she was the Secretary of the Student Body, College Senator (Freshman through Junior year), Co-Captain of the Mock Trial Competition Team, Senior Cheerleading Captain, and a member of the Women’s Lacrosse Team/Club Team. She was also a member of Niagara University President’s Society, President of Phi Delta Phi Pre-Law Fraternity, President of Sigma Alpha Sigma (Niagara University’s Honor Society), a member of Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society), and a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma (National Catholic College Honor Society). She received Niagara University’s College of Arts Honor for Achievement in Criminal Justice.
In 2020, Ms. Kloch’s article entitled “Examination of Decision Making and Botched Lethal Injection Executions in Texas” was published in the American Behavioral Scientist Journal. In 2022, an adaptation of this article was included in the book “Justice Outsourced: The Therapeutic Jurisprudence Implications of Judicial Decision-Making by Nonjudicial Officers” by Michael L. Perlin and Kelly Frailing.