Tolulope F. Odunsi

Michael J. Willett
April 3, 2017
Theodore A. Joerg
April 3, 2017

Associate

PHONE:
(716) 856-4200 Ext.234

EMAIL:
todunsi@gmclaw.com

Practice Area

Ms. Odunsi’s practice includes product liability defense, casualty and insurance defense and the defense of nursing homes and managed care facilities.  Ms. Odunsi also has experience working on employment law matters.

Education/Experience

Ms. Odunsi is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton.  She received her Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law, where she graduated cum laude.  While in law school, Ms. Odunsi was a staff member for the American University International Law Review and also served as the Director of the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Black Law Students Association.  Ms. Odunsi was also recognized as a Pro Bono Scholar for completing over 175 hours of Pro Bono work and community service.  Ms. Odunsi was recognized by the Washington College of Law’s Clinical Program for Outstanding work as a Student Attorney in the school’s Civil Advocacy Clinic.

Ms. Odunsi is admitted to practice in the State of New York.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Erie County.  Ms. Odunsi is Vice President of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York and also serves on the Diversity Committee for the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association.  Ms. Odunsi also serves on the Board of Directors for the Center of Elder Law and Justice.  

Prior to joining Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, LLP, Ms. Odunsi worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable E. Jeanette Ogden of the New York State Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District.

In 2017, Ms. Odunsi was chosen as one of Buffalo Business First’s “Thirty Under Thirty.”

Community Involvement

Ms. Odunsi has dedicated much of her time to community service, most notably to working with the United States Dream Academy, which is an organization that provides after school programming for children with an incarcerated parent. She has participated in voter registration canvassing to assist newly naturalized citizens and underrepresented communities register to vote. Ms. Odunsi has traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina as a St. Bernard Project volunteer. She has also used her training as an attorney to serve the Western New York community. Some of her pro bono work has included assisting the Buffalo community with drafting and executing wills at a series of free wills and estate planning workshops hosted by the Minority Bar Association of Western New York. Ms. Odunsi is the author of, “Breaking the Silence in the Face of Racial Injustice,” which was published in Volume 8, Issue 2 of the Defense Research Institute’s 2017 Diversity Insider newsletter. She also co-authored "Granny Cams and Smartphones: Use of Audio and Video Footage in the Nursing Home Setting," a publication for the Defense Research Institute's Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Facility Seminar.