MAISHA M. BLAKENEY

Associate

Phone: 585.760.8203
Fax: 585.784.8951
Email: mblakeney@davidsonfink.com

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Maisha Blakeney is an associate in the firm’s default servicing department, where she concentrates her practice on real estate, foreclosure and loss mitigation. Prior to joining Davidson Fink LLP, Ms. Blakeney worked for a Western New York civil defense law firm handling insurance defense, automobile accident claims, premises liability claims, wrongful death claims, medical misconduct claims, nursing home abuse and misconduct claims, employment discrimination claims and breach of contract matters. Ms. Blakeney also worked for a Western New York firm handling plaintiff personal injury matters.

Maisha is very active in various community activities. She is an active Executive Board member with the Erie County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project, a not-for-profit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and small not-for-profit groups in Western New York by providing staff and volunteers to represent clients. Maisha also serves as a Member of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Say Yes Legal Task Force which assist with the Say Yes Buffalo partnerships initiative to provide post-secondary educational opportunities to students in the Wester New York Area.  Maisha also serves as volunteer Board Member with the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, a newly formed organization that seeks to preserve and teach others about the historic role of the people of Niagara Falls in facilitating freedom for oppressed persons.  She also serves as a mentor to law students at her alma mater.

Admissions to Practice
New York State Bar
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern ,Western and
Northern Districts of New York

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern, Southern ,Western and
Northern Districts of New York

New Jersey State Bar

Professional and Community Affiliations
Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, Member
Young Lawyers’ Section of the New York State Bar Association, Membership Committee
Eighth Judicial District Representative, Member
Erie County Bar Association, Justice Courts, Minority Lawyers Outreach and the Negligence Committees
Minority Bar Association of Western New York, Former President & Currently Treasurer
Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Executive Board
Volunteers Lawyers Project, Say Yes Legal Task Force, Member

Education
JD, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
MS, Criminal Justice
BS, Criminal Justice

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