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
After the recent disclosure of widespread cybersecurity breaches of both private sector and government computer systems, federal courts are immediately adding new security procedures to protect highly sensitive confidential documents filed with the courts. Please refer to the US Courts press release issued on January 6, 2021 for complete details.
An Administrative Order regarding procedures and requirements for Highly Sensitive Documents for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York is effective January 28, 2021.
By Administrative Order dated December 21, 2020, Judge Warren has adopted revised and clarified "Negative Notice Procedures" and a revised and clarified "Negative Notice Statement." The revised Negative Notice Procedures govern motions filed on or after January 1, 2021, in all cases assigned to Judge Warren.
Matters now scheduled before Judge Bucki in Mayville, NY on January 7, 2021, February 4, 2021, and March 4, 2021 will instead be heard telephonically only, at the same time and date. See the Case Management Order for further information.
Matters now scheduled before Judge Bucki on January 22, 2021 and March 26, 2021 in Olean, NY will instead be heard telephonically only, at the same time and date. See the 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 March 31, 2021. The order also contains the information for accessing the telephone conference system.
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.