Scarzafava said he did his undergraduate work at Saint Bonaventure University, where he graduated from in 1973 after serving four years in the Air Force. It was while he was a law student at St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, that he found his niche. He graduated from there in 1975, having studied under one of the country’s leading authorities on defective product and injury law. He started on the ground floor of what was then a new field. “It allowed me to practice in one of the most exciting areas of the law,” he said. He partnered there for a while, but returned here full-time in 1981.
“It was always my intention to come back,” he said. Not only does he have family here, but “it’s a place I really like.” That opinion was confirmed when he returned. “The people of Oneonta embraced my practice and continue to do so. It was an excellent decision.”
Daily Star reporter Mark Boshnack contributed to this story.