Welcome to the official website for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York serving the counties of: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates. We have offices in Buffalo and Rochester.
2 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202
100 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Genesee County Courthouse
7 Main Street
3rd Floor Courtroom
Batavia, NY 14020
Gerace Office Building
3rd Floor Courtroom
North Erie Street
Mayville, NY 14757
Niagara Falls Municipal Complex
1925 Main Street
2nd Floor Hearing Room
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Cattaraugus County Courthouse
1 Leo Moss Drive
Olean, NY 14760
News & Announcements
Judge Warren is conducting all weekly Motion Terms, Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearings, and any other Discrete Hearings and Conferences in both Buffalo and Rochester by telephone conference only.
The recording or broadcasting of any hearing is prohibited.
See Judge Warren’s Case Management Order for further information.
An updated Administrative Order regarding proceedings before Chief Judge Bucki, Judge Warren and Judge Kaplan has been signed. Among other things the order directs that the Court will only allow telephonic appearances for the duration of the order, which is effective through April 30, 2020
Matters now scheduled before Judge Bucki on March 27, 2020 in Olean, NY will instead be heard at the same date and time in the Orleans Courtroom on the Fifth Floor in the Robert H. Jackson U.S. Courthouse, 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202.
Judge Bucki will allow and encourage all counsel and interested parties to appear telephonically. See the attached Case Management Order for further information.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, Judge Kaplan's March 19, 2020 Niagara Falls calendar is being postponed to a new date and location. All matters will be heard instead on APRIL 1, 2020 at the same times as originally scheduled. The new location is the Robert H. Jackson U.S. Courthouse, 2 Niagara Square, 5th Floor - Orleans Courtroom, Buffalo, NY 14202.
Judge Kaplan will allow telephonic appearances. Adjournments will be liberally granted. Contact chambers at (716) 362-3271 to make arrangements.
Chapter 13 Meetings of Creditors will also be adjourned to April 1, 2020. You must call the Chapter 13 Trustee for information regarding these meetings, as the method of conducting them may be impacted, or to request adjournments.
The United States District Court for the Western District of New York announces visitor restrictions to all courthouses in the District as a result of the COVID-19 virus beginning to spread in New York State. Click here for the Order signed by Chief Judge of the United States District Court, Frank P. Geraci, regarding visitor restrictions. Click here for the details on the restrictions and other information.
BK # 19-21109-PRW / Chapter 7