About me, Clayton Silvernail:

As a solo practitioner attorney who chose to establish his law practice in Ellicottville, N.Y., I know what it is like to live, work and raise my family here in the heart of Cattaraugus County.  I am a seasoned and experienced professional who understands that one can feel overwhelmed when suddenly confronted with legal issues.  I know that choosing a lawyer is hard because you may not know what to expect or what questions to ask.  Well, I am here to help you with your needs and concerns.


My philosophy is that effective lawyer-client communication is the key to success.   I believe that an informed client is a happy client.  My job is to not only protect my clients’ rights and interests, but to also ensure that each and every client understands the process every step of the way.  I will explain what we need to do any why.  I will not only ask you the right questions, but I will listen to your answers.  Furthermore, I will take the time to answer your questions in plain English.  I will keep you updated and informed in your case because I believe that timely communication is the key to achieving your goals.  Your case deserves my full attention, and I promise that will personally handle your case every step of the way.