Samual Alba

Samuel Alba is Of Counsel with the Friedman & Ranzenhofer, P.C. law firm where he has worked since March of 2015.

His practice areas include criminal defense, plaintiff’s personal injury, matrimonial and family law, plaintiffs’ class actions, municipal law and article 78 proceedings, labor and employment, and estate litigation.



Sam grew up in Yonkers, New York but has lived in the New York area since 2008, first in the City of Buffalo and then in Amherst, New York. He earned his B.S. in Legal Studies & Theater (Cum Laude) in 2011 from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo State College. He then went to law school at the University at Buffalo Law School and earned his J.D. in 2014 with a concentration in Civil Litigation.


Sam Alba is currently a board member of the U.B. Law Alumni Association’s G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) Leadership Group where he co-chairs the sponsorship committee and serves as the deputy treasurer. Sam is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Erie County Bar Association as well as a member of the Erie County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Committee, Criminal Law Committee, and the Matrimonial and Family Law Committee. Sam is on board of the W.N.Y. Media Professionals where he sits on the committee working to restore the Broadway Sattler Theater located at the intersection of Jefferson and Broadway on Buffalo’s East Side. Sam is a past president of the Williamsville, P.T.S.A. Council, and was the youngest person to ever hold this position.

Notable Accomplishements

One of Sam’s representative cases is a wage and hour class action which settled for 3.1 million dollars in 2019.

In law school, Sam was the president of the Jewish Law Student Association (2013-2014); and a member of two national trial teams and two Albert R. Mugel National Tax Moot Court teams. Sam also regularly volunteers as a mock trial judge for the New York State Bar Association’s high school mock trial competition.

In addition, Sam is also the village attorney and a deputy village prosecutor in the Village of Depew. Previously, Sam worked as an attorney editor for Thomson Reuters (Westlaw) drafting New York State Civil Litigation guides for attorneys throughout the State of New York.


Attorney Sam Alba has a primary focus to help the clients of Friedman & Ranzenhofer resolve their legal issues in the most thorough and cost-effective way possible. If you are facing a legal issue and are looking for an experienced lawyer in New York, contact Buffalo Attorney Sam Alba for dedicated representation, and experience you can trust.

Let his experience work for you.

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