John BairJohn Bair has guided thousands of plaintiffs through the settlement process. Motivated by his desire to assist others in protecting their financial well-being, John has tapped into his network of experienced trial lawyers from across the U.S. for advice and guidance, and is proud to form Bairs Foundation.

Amy BairAmy Bair has participated in the civil justice community for two decades, supporting the American Association for Justice and many other public justice events and organizations. Amy has her master’s degree in elementary education, and as a mother of three, she brings critical family planning experience and perspective.

Rachel MathewsRachel Mathews is honored to be serving as the Executive Director of the Bairs Foundation. Rachel brings five years of start-up experience as well as three years in the legal field.

A Peace and Justice Studies major, Rachel has always been an advocate for helping those in need.

JoeJoel Feroleto serves on the board of the foundation. Joel received his Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo Law School, and he is also an alumni of Canisius College. He serves on the Buffalo Common Council representing the Delaware District, and he is Of Counsel at Feroleto Law, a plaintiffs litigation firm.

JR Recent PhotoJohn Richmond is proud to serve on the board of the foundation. Since 2009, John has devoted his legal career to the representation of those who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of others.

John is currently an attorney at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, a plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Buffalo, NY.

Ashleigh Then HeadshotAshleigh Then has over eight years of experience in the non-profit sector, focusing on community empowerment and economic development.

Currently a consultant for Cubex LLC, a software development company, Ashleigh is eager to merge her non-profit and start-up experience to continue to help serve families in need.


We are seeking volunteers who are self-motivated, team-oriented, and who are passionate
about serving clients and the civil justice system.