Jeremy A. Colby, general counsel at Niagara University, was selected as a member of 2020’s Legal Elite of Western New York by Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal. More than 500 local lawyers were nominated for the annual awards program.

Colby, a member of the Niagara University Class of 1996, was named to his current position in August 2019. He previously was a partner at Webster Szanyi LLP, with appellate, municipal, and complex commercial litigation practices. He also has served as a Lancaster Town justice since 2015.

Colby started his career at the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on securities litigation and defending against class action lawsuits. He also clerked for the Hon. John T. Elfvin in the Western District of New York and served as the Erie County attorney.

Colby has been listed among Business First of Buffalo’s Legal Elite of Western New York for a number of years and, in 2008, was recognized by the publication as a 40 Under 40 honoree. He was also the recipient of the American Inns of Court’s prestigious Pegasus Fellowship in London, England.

Colby is a summa cum laude graduate of Niagara, where he earned a B.A. in political science and a minor in English. After being awarded the Niagara Medal and being named to USA Today’s Academic All American Team, he attended Boston University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude with his juris doctor degree in 1999 and served as the executive editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine. He has published law review articles in journals including the Buffalo Law Review and the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal.