Paul C. Steck

Paul C. Steck



Practice Groups

Paul Steck, a partner in the firm’s Buffalo office, focuses his practice on insurance coverage. He provides comprehensive policy and coverage analysis and defends insurers in complex disputes involving priority of coverage, additional insured status, and professional liability claims, including errors and omissions, workers' compensation and environmental coverage claims. Paul has successfully argued cases on behalf of insurers in state courts including the New York Appellate Division, Second Department. He is an editor of Goldberg Segalla’s Environmental Coverage Quarterly newsletter and has written articles on topics in his areas of concentration.

Paul’s experience also includes assisting two of the world’s most prominent manufacturers of toys and children's products in matters involving recalls, product integrity, mandatory government reporting, and related issues in connection with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies.

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Paul worked as an environmental consultant for seven years and then as a regulatory specialist for a consumer products testing laboratory. In this capacity, he evaluated product designs and consulted on safety issues for children's products. He also consulted on the regulatory requirements for the domestic and international distribution of various consumer products.

  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2013
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2017–18
Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association: Environmental Law Section and Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2002
  • The Ohio State University, M.S., cum laude, 1990
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986
  • Co-Author, “Local Regulation of Consumer Products,” Buffalo Law Journal, June 18, 2015
  • Presenter, "Insurance Coverage Update 2015," NYSBA, May 15, 2015 
  • Co-Author, “NY Insurers May Benefit From Lower Disclaimer Standard,” Law360, July 17, 2014
  • Co-Author, “Investing in Death Creates Judicial and Regulatory Issues,” DRI, For the Defense, July 2011
  • Co-Author, “Lung Disease From Microwave Popcorn Flavoring? Searching for Kernels of Truth in the Litigation ‘Maize’,” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, November 2008
  • Co-Author, “Product Recalls Stir Public Sentiment,” USLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2008