We are Committed to Asbestos Justice™.  John N. Lipsitz and Michael A. Ponterio founded the law firm of Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, in 1995.  Their demonstrated commitment to seeking justice for victims of the asbestos industry ideally suited them to form a legal partnership. It is for this very reason that their practice focuses on the representation of victims injured by exposure to asbestos.   This experience has transferred to additional toxic exposure cases, including lead poisoning, coke oven emissions, benzene, beryllium, diesel emissions, allergic contact dermatitis and other occupational hazards.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, you need a law firm with deep roots in the State of New York. Our firm is familiar with the asbestos-contaminated job sites and with the asbestos products used at these sites. Some of these sites include Durez Plastics in North Tonawanda, Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna, and Kodak Park  and Rochester Gas & Electric in Rochester.

Our goal is to obtain well-deserved compensation for our clients, as quickly as possible, without sacrificing the quality of our legal services and to provide our clients with the personal attention they deserve.

Each case that comes into our office is unique and individual.  Unlike other law firms you may encounter, we rarely refer cases to attorneys outside of our firm, and your case will be handled on an individual basis, not as part of a class action lawsuit.

When you retain Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, your questions will be answered promptly.  We will respond to your concerns, keep you informed regarding the status of your case and provide you with exemplary representation.  We will finalize all aspects of your case, including workers’ compensation claims, bankruptcy trust claims and matters involving wills and estates. We are one of the few firms working in the area of asbestos/mesothelioma litigation that has its own licensed workers’ compensation representative on staff. Our practice is built upon a foundation of service dedicated to the interests of individuals injured as a result of the negligence of others.

Our experienced trial lawyers have regularly obtained successful verdicts.  We have also handled numerous appeals, some of which have resulted in decisions that have helped to shape New York State law.

If you are retired and/or living outside of New York State and you were exposed to asbestos while working in New York State, one of our experienced attorneys will travel to your home for a free consultation.

We hope that you will never be diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease. However, in the event you do receive such a diagnosis, please contact us immediately.