MJK Legal
Buffalo, New York

MJK legal

Attorney & Counselor at Law

we’re here to help you, just tell us how


A Full-Service Law Firm for the Buffalo Area

MJK Legal is a full service local law firm with a client first focus. The principal attorney at the firm, Mark J. Kotnis, began his career as a public defender with over one thousand criminal defense cases. The firm draws on this experience, as well as on Mr. Kotnis’ time spent in high-paced personal injury actions in the New York City area. Educated at Canisius High School, Fordham University, and Hofstra Law School; Mark has returned home to provide his professional expertise, dedication and care to the greater Buffalo community. MJK Legal will listen to you, will keep you informed, and will protect your rights until you are satisfied with the resolution of your case.

Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to find out whether our services are right for you.




Being arrested is a traumatic experience. You lose control over your life, others decide what you can and cannot do. You feel as if no one cares about or listens to you. We are here to listen, to protect your rights, as well as to help you regain your dignity and independence.



drug possession



domestic violence


endangering the welfare of a child

sex offenses

weapon possession



identity theft

computer crimes


cyber bullying

probation violations

disorderly conduct

contempt of court


And all other crimes and violations


To learn more, click the “Criminal Defense” button at the top of the page



An accident can profoundly change your life. Through no fault of your own you can be reduced to depending on others for the simplest things. We will guide you through the process of getting the help you need, of regaining control of your finances and your health.


slip and fall

dog bite

auto accident


To learn more, click the “Personal Injury” button at the top of the page



We are social beings, and separating from a spouse, partner, and friend is devastating. Emotions run high, reactions can be volatile. MJK Legal will stand by you through the whole process with empathy and zealous advocacy.



orders of protection

child custody


To learn more, click the “Divorce” button at the top of the page

Crime Victim Assistance


Being the victim of a crime can turn your world upside down. You may be left with medical bills, or other costs through no fault of your own. Help is available from the New York Office of Victim Services. If you are a victim of a crime, a relative of a crime victim, or a good Samaritan and you have expenses not covered by insurance, MJK Legal is prepared to help you get the benefits you are entitled to.


NY State benefits

Medical reimbursement


To learn more, click the “Crime Victim Assistance” button at the top of the page


Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact us regarding your legal inquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. To help us best service your inquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.

For job or internship opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent.

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As you are not yet our client, attorney client privilege does not apply. Do not include confidential information in your message. If we are representing a party with opposing interests to your own, we may have a duty to disclose any information you provide.


✉ Email


☎ phone

(716) 464-2731

✉ Address

P.O. Box 703

West Seneca, New York 14224


It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
— Voltaire