Search for court records online in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York (WDNY) and loopkup case information on federal litigation happening in the following counties in New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates. Get on-demand access to court dockets, court documents, transcripts, and legal data on the parties, attorneys, law firms, and judges involved in the court cases in the New York Western District.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York has jurisdiction over Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, and Chemung counties. The New York Western District was created in 1900 when Congress passed a law that carved out the 17 western most counties from the Northern District of New York. The Western District currently has eight United States District Judges and seven United States Magistrate Judges.
The Western District has two courthouses: the Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse at 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202, and the U.S. Courthouse for the New York Western District at 2120 Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building 100 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614. The Robert H. Jackson Courthouse was completed and opened in 2011, while the Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building was built in 1973.
The Clerk of Court is Mary C. Loewenguth. You can reach the Clerk's office at the Jackson Courthouse by calling (716) 551-1700 or faxing (716) 551-1705. The Clerk’s office at the Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building can be reached by calling (585) 613-4000 or faxing (585) 613-4035.
The Chief Judge is the Hon. Elizabeth A. Wolford, located at the Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building. You can reach the Chief Judge’s Chambers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (585) 613-4320, or faxing (585) 613-4325.
The Chief Magistrate Judge is the Hon. H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr., located at the Jackson Courthouse. You can reach the Chief Magistrate Judge’s Chambers by calling (716) 551-1870 or faxing (716) 551-1875.
The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York is Trini E. Ross, who is the first black woman to hold the position in the Western District of New York. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Ross served as the Director of Investigations, Legal Division, with the National Science Foundation’s Office of Inspector General. The U.S. Attorney’s Main Office is located at 138 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202, and can be reached by calling (716) 843-5700. The Branch Office is located at 100 State Street Suite 500, Rochester, NY 14614, and can be reached by calling (585) 263-6760.
Locating the court records you need for the Western District of New York from the Public Access to Court Electronic Records, or PACER, can be overpriced, inefficient, and labor-intensive.
UniCourt gives you real-time, bulk access to the entire PACER database of civil and criminal federal court data from the New York Western District through our PACER API. UniCourt gathers court data for all of the new federal civil cases in the Western District of New York and gives you the ability to search all of those new case filings in our CrowdSourced Library™ for free. Unlike UniCourt, PACER charges for every case search you make on their platform, even if your search produced no meaningful results. On top of that, PACER does not limit the cost of each case search you make, meaning you could be charged exorbitant fees for bad searches that return too many results that aren’t helpful.
Additionally, PACER forces users to pay more fees if they want to download the same document multiple times. Not only does PACER charge to download the same document multiple times, but PACER also charges document fees of 10 cents per page, claiming that these fees are capped at $3. However, they can be much higher for access to court transcripts. In contrast, if UniCourt has a document you need from WDNY in our CrowdSourced Library™, you can download it for free as many times as you’d like.
In addition to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, UniCourt gives you access to court records for all of the other U.S. District Courts in New York, including the Northern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York. UniCourt also delivers bulk access to all federal court records within New York, which includes all cases filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York. Beyond federal court records across the State of New York, UniCourt also provides you with access to New York state court records for all of the counties in the Western District, including Erie County, Monroe County, Niagara County, Ontario County, and Steuben County.
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New York Western District Court
(U.S. District Courts)
2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202-3350, USA