Injury attorney Martha Pigott of The Barnes Firm

Martha Pigott

Personal Injury Attorney in Buffalo, NY


(800) 800-0000 Phone

Buffalo, NY

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Martha Pigott is a litigation attorney in the Buffalo office of The Barnes Firm. Prior to joining The Barnes Firm, Martha worked in business litigation at another prestigious Buffalo law firm, handling a variety of matters, including personal injury cases, contract disputes, and labor and employment litigations.  Martha has litigation experience at both the state and federal level.   

Prior to starting her legal career, Martha held a clerkship position with the Hon. Eugene Fahey of the New York Court of Appeals.  She also held an internship position with Assemblywoman Monica Wallace where she assisted the legislative director on various matters. 

Martha graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a B.A. in Public Policy, and then joined the United States Peace Corps where she served two years in Malawi, East Africa.  Martha then earned a M.A. in International Development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in Denver, Colorado, and returned to Africa with the non-profit organization Project Healthy Children, where she was employed as Country Coordinator for Malawi and Zimbabwe, working with local governments on nation-wide nutrition programs.  A Buffalo native, Martha ultimately returned to her roots, enrolling at the University of Buffalo School of Law where she earned her J.D. with honors.  

Martha is happy to be back in the City of Good Neighbors, and maintains ties to Africa through her work with the Brick Foundation, a non-profit organization she founded with her brother, assisting underprivileged communities.  She is also a member of the Zonta Club of Grand Island, a service organization of professional women promoting empowerment and advocacy. 


  • B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Magna Cum Laude 

  • M.A., Denver University, Josef Korbel School of International Studies 

  • J.D., University at Buffalo School of Law, Magna Cum Laude 

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar
  • Western District of New York (federal) 


  • Phi Betta Kappa

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Head Note and Comment Editor for the Buffalo Law Review 

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Faculty Award for Excellence in Labor Law 

“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.