Tony Szczygiel

Volunteer Attorney
Tony Szczygiel recently retired as a Professor at the SUNY Buffalo School of Law, where he taught since 1982. His classroom courses included Elder Law and Health Law. Tony also supervised the Foster Elder Law Clinic that he started in 1983. The Clinic worked closely with Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged, now named the Center for Elder Law and Justice. As part of this work, the Clinic handled scores of Medicare and Medicaid appeals for elderly or disabled clients. Tony continues to volunteer at CELJ. Tony has made over 300 presentations for the New York State and local County Bar Associations, as well as other advocates and consumers. He is a certified volunteer with the Region 15 Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. He has served as a Board member for various local not-for-profit organizations, including Canopy of Neighbors, a “Village” dedicated to helping seniors age in community; the Community Health Center and Neighborhood Legal Services.