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Professional Profile: Horace Gioia 2016


  • Title: Attorney/Partner
  • Company: Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC
  • Location: 424 Main Street, Suite 1600, Buffalo, New York 14202
  • Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Horace Gioia, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC

Family: 2 sons, William and Ted, 2 daughters, Andrea and Grace

College: Hamilton College BA in foreign languages

First job unrelated to your current field: Office work at Gioia Macaroni Company

First job in current field: Associate attorney at Cox Barell Walsh Roberts & Grace

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? We are a full-service law firm with an emphasis on providing the highest quality legal services to our clients. As our firm continues to grow we will endeavor to remain innovative and different from other law firms as we deliver strategic, creative and cost-effective solutions to meet our client’s needs.

Hobbies: Golf, tennis, exercising and wine tasting.

Favorite novel: “Unbroken”

Favorite film: “Shawshank Redemption”

Keys to success: Hard work, preparation and respecting others.

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family) Abraham Lincoln

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Real estate developer