Attorney Matthew J. Buzzetti was born and raised right here in Elmira, New York. After graduating from Southside High School in 2004, Attorney Buzzetti attended Corning Community College, where he obtained an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. After graduation, Attorney Buzzetti attended Ithaca College and successfully graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies.
Upon completion of his Legal Studies degree, Attorney Buzzetti attended law school in Jacksonville Florida. At Florida Coastal School of Law, Attorney Buzzetti laid the foundation for his legal career. During the summer of his first year, Attorney Buzzetti obtained an internship with the Chemung County Public Defender’s office. Working under the guidance of then Public Defender Attorney Nancy Eraca, Attorney Buzzetti handled felony and misdemeanor cases under a practice Order granted by the Third Judicial Department.
During the summer of his second year of law school, Attorney Buzzetti obtained an internship with the Public Advocate’s Office of Chemung County. While interning at the Public Advocate’s Office, Attorney Buzzetti worked under the direction of the Honorable Richard W. Rich, Jr. (then Public Advocate). During this internship, Attorney Buzzetti handled the Public Advocate’s office caseload in Elmira City Court’s Domestic Violence Court. Additionally, Attorney Buzzetti handled matters in Chemung County Family Court, County Court, and various Town and Village Courts. Upon graduation, Attorney Buzzetti was offered and accepted a full time position with the Chemung County Public Advocate’s office and began his career in August of 2011.
While working with the Chemung County Public Advocate’s office, Attorney Buzzetti gained the in-depth knowledge and practice experience from working alongside the Honorable Richard. W. Rich, Jr. This experience involved handling hundreds of cases of his tenue at the Public Advocate’s office. These cases ranged from family court matters to felony and misdemeanor level criminal matters. Additionally, Attorney Buzzetti litigated matters such as non-jury trial and jury trials.
After working in the public defense community for years, Attorney Buzzetti accepted a position with the City of Elmira as Assistant Corporation Counsel. Working under the guidance of Attorney John J. Ryan, Attorney Buzzetti handled union negotiations, contract disputes, and disciplinary actions for the City of Elmira. Additionally, Attorney Buzzetti was given the privilege to provide legal assistance to the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Historic Preservation commission, and the Planning Board for the City of Elmira.
In March of 2016, Attorney Buzzetti joined the Law Office of Kevin P. Flynn. Attorney Buzzetti continues his career of providing excellent legal representation. From handling criminal matters such as attempted murders and burglaries, to divorce and family court matters, Attorney Buzzetti prides himself on his dedication to his client’s and his profession. Today Attorney Buzzetti, his wife Katy, and two children call Chemung County their home.