Paul William Beltz Paul William Beltz
The man who lent his name to the firm way back in 1968, Paul William Beltz is literally a pillar within the firm as well as the Western New York community. Whether serving in the United States Army in Okinawa or being named Lawyer of the Year by the Bar Association of Erie County in 2001, Paul has handled himself with equal amounts class, professionalism and dignity.

Nobody becomes a legend overnight. As such, Paul has been a member of the legal profession and the Bar Association of Erie County for almost 50 years. He earned his B.B.A. in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University and followed that with his J.D. from Cornell University.

Paul began his career as an associate in the office of the late Charles McDonough. His outstanding results in the courtroom earned him a position as a partner. Paul argued several cases involving second collision, design defect and product definition. He pioneered the areas of road design and municipal responsibility litigation and created new rules for joint and several liability. Paul has very likely tried more labor law cases than anyone in New York State.

Paul has helped his own firm achieve a sterling reputation in Western New York legal circles. His attorneys have the most litigation experience in the region, have tried the most cases, and obtained the most verdicts and settlements of all local personal injury firms. Paul's been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America," has been rated by his peers as a top plaintiff personal injury attorney and has been cited in The Buffalo News and Business First.

Additionally, Paul heads the NYS Trial Lawyers Association and lectures on product liability and construction accident litigation, among others. He's a sustaining member of the American Trial Lawyers Association as well as a member of Law Pac. Paul's historic career has seen him try cases in most of the counties in Western New York, numerous district courts and even a number of courts outside the Empire State.

Philipp L. Rimmler Philipp L. Rimmler
Philipp L. Rimmler has been a valuable member of the Paul William Beltz, P.C. team since 1990. A member of the Products Liability Department, Phil's practice focuses on motor vehicle defects, machine tool design and toxic tort litigation. He is also well known for counseling his clients in post-verdict and settlement matters, such as estate planning, real estate matters and the use of supplemental needs trusts. Phil has numerous multimillion-dollar settlements to his name, as well as the highest verdict in New York State for a bicycle failure case.

Phil is the only member of the Beltz team that is admitted to practice before all four of the Federal District Courts in New York State. Phil has lectured before the New York State Trial Lawyers Association on discovery and product liability.

Phil studied as an undergraduate at Duke University. He first plied the legal trade in New York City upon his graduation from Case Western Reserve School of Law.

He is a member of the board of trustees of the Elmwood Franklin School, American Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Erie County Bar Association and the Roscoe Pound Foundation.

Phil and his wife, Anne Beltz Rimmler, live in Buffalo with their two children, Philipp Andrew and Sara.

Anne Beltz Rimmler Anne Beltz Rimmler
Anne Beltz Rimmler never needed to look far for a role model growing up. She only had to look across the living room to her father, Paul Beltz, for inspiration.

Anne went to Denison University for her undergraduate education and then on to the Case Western Reserve School of Law. Anne joined Paul William Beltz, P.C. in 1982. She went on to work for the personal injury firms of Kelner & Kelner and Queller & Fisher in New York City. Upon her marriage to Phil Rimmler, she rejoined Paul William Beltz, P.C. in 1990.

Here at Beltz, Anne is head of the Products Liability Department. She is known for her excellence in cases dealing with persons injured in the workplace. Anne has lectured on product liability, discovery and construction accident litigation issues throughout the country. She is an authority on New York State's periodic payment statute.

She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Maria Love Convalescent Fund and on the Committee for WNY Women's Fund Fall and Fashion.

A well-rounded attorney, Anne is a member of the Dillon Scholarship Committee at Canisius College and is a former trustee of The Nichols School. She was honored to be asked to sit on the Merit Selection Committee for the Reappointment of a Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court, Western District of New York. She's also been published in the esteemed New York Law Journal.

Anne and her husband, Phil Rimmler, live in Buffalo with their two children, Philipp Andrew and Sara.

Catherine  Beltz-Foley Catherine Beltz-Foley
Stephen R.  Foley Stephen R. Foley
Stephen R. Foley regularly prepares and tries cases involving motor vehicle, motorcycle and snowmobile accidents, in addition to his extensive experience in representing railroad and construction workers who are injured in the workplace. Steve studied at Atlanta's Emory University, where he earned a B.A. in both History and Philosophy. He earned his Juris Doctor at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University in 1988.

Steve's a great lawyer to have on your side, as his numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients will attest to. He's also been involved in a number of high profile cases, including involvement on behalf of the estate of a person killed by steel coils on the New York State 190.

Steve is a Presidents Club Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, serves on the state board of directors for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and is also a director of the Western Affiliate of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. Steve is board certified as a civil trial advocate and serves as a trial examiner for the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Steve is admitted to practice law in New York, Georgia and Connecticut. He is also admitted in Federal Court, Western District of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Married to Catherine Beltz Foley, Steve has three children, Stephen Ryan, Claire and Maureen.

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