SARAH BLARR MICHALEK

Sarah Blarr Michalek is an associate at Drew & Drew LLP concentrating her practice in civil and commercial litigation. Ms. Michalek has experience in creditors’ rights litigation, landlord/tenant matters, residential foreclosure matters, and plaintiffs’ personal injury.  Ms. Michalek is a 2012 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.    

ALANA CARR

Alana Carr is a senior associate at Drew & Drew LLP. She concentrates her practice in civil litigation. Ms. Carr has experience in real property and commercial litigation, §1983 claims, employment law, and insurance defense. Ms. Carr also represents family members in guardianship proceedings under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law, and is certified to be a court evaluator and court-appointed attorney for the alleged incapacitated person. Additionally, Ms. Carr represents clients in landlord/tenant and housing court matters, and is local counsel for lenders in residential foreclosure matters and creditors in bankruptcy matters. Ms. Carr is a 2010 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, where she participated in the Environmental Law Clinic and was an associate editor for the Environmental Law Journal, Human Rights Journal and the Journal of Gender, Law and Social Policy.


DEAN A. DREW

Dean A. Drew is a graduate of the University of Buffalo (B.A., 1950) and the University of Buffalo Law School (LL.B., 1953). At the time the University of Buffalo Law School became a part of the State University system in 1968, and was re-inaugurated as the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 1968, he was awarded a J.D. degree. He joined his parents, the late DeSilver G. Drew and Edna M. Drew, in the Drew & Drew law firm in 1953 and has practiced there since. Dean A. Drew is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Over the past 50 years, his practice has been concentrated in estate planning and probate and real estate law, and litigation involving those areas at the trial and appellate levels. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section). He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II where he was trained as a pilot. Although no longer actively flying, he holds an FAA pilot certificate. He is a Life Member of the Board of Directors of Kevin Guest House, a welcome house and support facility in Buffalo, New York for families of cancer victims receiving treatment at the Roswell Park Cancer Center. (Kevin Guest House was founded in the 1960’s and became the model for what was later to become the system of Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the United States.)

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DEAN M. DREW

Dean M. Drew is a graduate of the State University of Buffalo (B.A., 1972) and the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School (J.D., 1977). He joined his father, Dean A. Drew, in the Drew and Drew law firm in 1978. Dean M. Drew is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. His practice is concentrated in the area of aviation law where he handles a broad range of matters, and litigation in that area at the trial and appellate levels. Dean M. Drew is a member of the American Bar Association (Air and Space Forum), the Aviation Insurance Association, the Bar Association of Erie County (Federal Practice Committee), the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association and the NTSB Bar Association. He is a panel attorney in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Legal Services Plan. He holds a commercial pilot certificate for single- and multi-engine aircraft with instrument rating and high-altitude endorsement and is active as a pilot. Dean M. Drew is active in the Buffalo affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International as a volunteer construction site supervisor.


  • Dean A. Drew, the son of DeSilver and Edna, joined the firm upon admission to the bar in 1953.
  • Dean M. Drew, the son of Dean A. Drew, joined the firm upon admission to the bar in 1978.
  • Drew & Drew LLP celebrated its 75th anniversary in practice in the year 2000 and looks forward to continuing to provide legal representation in the new century.