Attorney Derek Roller from the Barnes Firm Injury Lawyers

Derek Roller

Personal Injury Attorney in Buffalo, NY


Phone: (800) 800-0000

Awards & Recognitions

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I am excited to be a part of the team at The Barnes Firm because I have a passion for fighting for those who have suffered life changing injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
I have successfully represented many individuals in personal injury cases including auto accidents, construction accidents, slip/trip and fall cases, and complex medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases and I have obtained several recoveries of over $1.0 million for victims of medical malpractice. I have also experienced these cases from the defense perspective by defending personal injury cases for several insurance companies. My unique experience allows me to represent you with an appreciation for the injuries that you have suffered and how your life has changed as well as an understanding of the aspects of your case that the insurance company will find significant. I rely upon this insight and experience in the evaluation, preparation and presentation of your case to obtain the best result possible for you. My litigation experience includes over 10 years of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases through all aspects of civil litigation including mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals. I have been recognized by my peers in Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for Upstate New York, for both 2019 and 2020. I am competitive by nature, having played NCAA Division 1 golf at Canisius College and continuing to pursue competitive local amateur events, and this has taught me the value of dedication, persistence, focus and preparation. These are key values and traits that I use in representing every client to the best of my ability.


  • B.A. – Canisius College, Honors
  • J.D. – University at Buffalo School of Law, top 15% of class

Bar Admissions

  • All New York State Courts
  • Western District Federal and Bankruptcy Courts and Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors & Organizations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars – 2019 and 2020

In The Community

  • I currently reside in Elma with my wife, a Spanish teacher, and our son. We enjoy spending time outdoors and we have volunteered as a foster family for
    over 50 dogs through the Akron Canine Rescued Angels association.
  • I played NCAA Division 1 golf at Canisius College and I enjoying playing competitively in Buffalo District, New York State Golf Association, and United States Golf Association events.

“The Barnes Firm did an excellent job on my car accident case. Jade was extremely helpful an answering all of my questions.”

Ghyar A.

“The Barnes Firm was very friendly, always quick to respond to our calls and emails. When we had any questions or concerns, they were there to walk us through everything. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that is looking for an attorney that will honestly fight for you and has your best interest in mind.”

Nichole W.

“They handled everything with my accident and got me the maximum amount of money back, more than I thought I would get! Thanks!!”

Philip F.