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John Lipsitz

John Lipsitz

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Personal Injury, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • New York
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Biography

John Ned Lipsitz is a founding partner of the Buffalo, New York law firm of Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC. He has represented workers suffering from industrial diseases, including asbestosis and mesothelioma, since 1985. From 1981 through 1985, Mr. Lipsitz served on the clinical faculty of the Buffalo Law School of the State University of New York, where he instructed students in professional legal representation of consumer debtors, occupational safety and health law, constitutional rights and habeas corpus, and where he taught Research and Writing and Legal Ethics. Between 1979 and 1981, he was a staff attorney at the Buffalo Office of Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York.

During his forty-one years of legal practice, Mr. Lipsitz has represented clients in a wide variety of cases, including class actions to vindicate constitutional rights and to preserve lifetime health insurance benefits for retired workers, wrongful employment termination, negligent exposure to HIV infection, childhood lead poisoning, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, immigration law, construction accidents, workers compensation, and claims of radiation induced cancers. Mr. Lipsitz represented the plaintiffs in the first chronic beryllium disease cases in New York State.

In addition to his trial experience. Mr. Lipsitz has briefed and argued numerous appeals before state and federal appellate courts, and has handled hundreds of motions on significant legal issues in New York State trial courts. Mr. Lipsitz has successfully argued several appeals in New York’s highest appellate court.

Mr. Lipsitz earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and received his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1979.

Practice Areas
    Asbestos & Mesothelioma
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Workers' Compensation
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC
- Current
Founding partner of the Buffalo, New York law firm of Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC. He has represented workers suffering from industrial diseases, including asbestosis and mesothelioma, since 1985.
Clinical Faculty Member
SUNY Buffalo Law School
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Served on the clinical faculty of the Buffalo Law School of the State University of New York, and instructed students in professional legal representation of consumer debtors, occupational safety and health law, constitutional rights and habeas corpus, and where he taught Research and Writing and Legal Ethics.
Staff Attorney
Buffalo Office of Prisoners' Legal Services of New York
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Education
SUNY Buffalo Law School
J.D. (1978)
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Yale University
B.S. (1975)
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Awards
Rated AV
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Legal Elite Honoree
Buffalo Business First
Professional Associations
Western New York Council on Occupational Safety & Health
Member
Current
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New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Erie County Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Bar  # 1335090
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Treatment of Mesothelioma Cases in the American and United Kingdom Legal Systems
Oxford University Press
Websites & Blogs
Website
Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC
Website
John N. Lipsitz
Contact & Map
Lipsitz & Ponterio LLC
424 Main Street
Suite 1500
Buffalo, NY 14202
Toll-Free: (866) 238-1452
Telephone: (716) 849-0701
Fax: (716) 849-0708
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