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with you

At Lipsitz & Ponterio, our work is more than a profession—it’s our passion. Whether we’re fighting for justice for your family or partnering with the victim of a catastrophic personal injury, we put relationships first.

Why Choose Us?

A diagnosis of mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disease resulting from exposure to asbestos is life-changing and traumatic. To complicate matters, those responsible may refuse to accept responsibility. That’s where Lipsitz & Ponterio can help. When we take your case, our focus is to build a personal relationship with you by understanding how this illness has impacted you and your family. We will stay in the fight with you until you receive justice for your injuries.

We hope that you will never be diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or suffer a catastrophic injury, but if you are, contact us at Lipsitz & Ponterio so we can begin the fight.

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Over One Billion Dollars
in Verdicts & Settlements

$8,000,000
KODAK ENGINEER, ROCHESTER, NY

$7,100,108
HOME EXPOSURE, CENTRAL NY

$6,400,000
WAREHOUSE WORKER, ROCHESTER AREA INSULATION COMPANY

$3,686,000
BOILERMAKER, BUFFALO, NY

$3,337,850
PLANT WORKER, DIE MOLDING, CANASTOTA, NY

$3,320,000
MANAGER, MOLD SHOP, CENTRAL NY

$3,300,750
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT, PLASTICS COMPANY, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$3,299,375
OPERATOR, MOLD SHOP, CENTRAL NY

$3,290,750
BRAKE MECHANIC, BUFFALO, NY

$3,107,850
OPERATOR, MOLD SHOP, LOCKPORT, NY

$3,005,850
OPERATOR, MOLD SHOP, CENTRAL NY

$2,947,596
PIPE FITTER, ROCHESTER GAS AND ELECTRIC, ROCHESTER, NY

$2,850,230
FACTORY WORKER, PLASTICS COMPANY, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$2,800,000
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE, WNY

$2,597,500
PIPE FITTER, ASHLAND OIL, TONAWANDA NY

$2,549,247
PLASTICS FACTORY WORKER, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$2,496,183
ELECTRICIAN AT KODAK, ROCHESTER, NY

$2,469,300
RESIDENTIAL BOILERS AND PIZZA OVENS, ROCHESTER, NY

$2,441,212
OUTSIDE CONTRACTOR, ASHLAND OIL, BUFFALO, NY

$2,432,029
WIFE OF PLASTERER AND DRY WALL FINISHER, NIAGARA COUNTY

$2,426,224
COMMERCIAL PAINTER, BUFFALO NY

$2,404,574
BETHLEHEM STEEL, BRICKLAYER, LACKAWANNA, NY

$2,395,979
UNION SHEETMETAL WORKER, NIAGARA COUNTY, NY

$2,373,770
WIFE OF ELECTRICIAN, HOME EXPOSURE, BUFFALO, NY

$2,372,821
HOME EXPOSURE, OLEAN, NY

$2,360,376
AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE MECHANIC AND JOINT COMPOUND, BUFFALO, NY

$2,306,506
UNION CARPENTER, CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NY

$2,230,000
CARPENTER, ALBANY, NY

$2,196,250
TRUCK DRIVER, UPSTATE NY

$2,192,696
BETHLEHEM STEEL, PLANT WORKER, BUFFALO, NY

$2,192,000
PIPE FITTER, SYRACUSE, NY

$2,184,612
PIPE FITTER, XEROX, ROCHESTER, NY

$2,173,150
ELECTRICIAN, ROCHESTER, NY

$2,085,615
DUREZ FACTORY WORKER, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$2,053,815
BRAKE EXPOSURE

$2,041,307
FACTORY WORKER, BUFFALO, NY

$2,026,250
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE, WNY

$2,008,434
BRICK LAYER, WESTERN NEW YORK

$1,996,007
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT, DUREZ, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$1,978,048
ASBESTOS WORKER, BUFFALO, NY

$1,972,657
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT, DUREZ, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$1,956,329
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT DUREZ, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$1,955,874
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT BETHLEHEM STEEL

$1,948,448
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT, PLASTICS FACILITY, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$1,936,364
FACTORY WORKER, PLATTSBURGH, NY

$1,936,364
GEORGIA PACIFIC, WESTERN NEW YORK

$1,931,222
BRAKE EXPOSURE, HOWELLS, NY

$1,877,758
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT, PLASTICS COMPANY, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$1,860,344
UNION SHEET METAL WORKER, NEW YORK STATE

$1,840,000
ONEIDA WATER AUTHORITY, DIEMOLDING, CANASTOTA, NY

$1,767,850
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE, WNY

$1,759,402
FACTORY WORKER, PLASTICS COMPANY, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$1,736,689
FACTORY WORKER, PLASTICS COMPANY, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$1,716,561
CHILD OF FACTORY WORKER, PLASTIC COMPANY, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$1,726,250
WIFE OF BRAKE MECHANIC, HOME EXPOSURE, BUFFALO, NY

$1,722,353
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT, PLASTICS COMPANY, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY

$1,712,302ONONDAGA COUNTY TAPER/ DRYWALLER

$1,671,822BETHLEHEM STEEL BRICKLAYER

$1,667,640
GENERAL MOTORS PIPEFITTER

$1,645,155
UNIT MANAGER, EASTMAN KODAK

$1,634,562
REFINERY WORKER, ASHLAND OIL, TONAWANDA NY

$1,633,106
DRY WALL FINISHER, MONROE COUNTY, NY

$1,605,000
CONSTRUCTION WORK

$1,584,853
DUREZ EMPLOYEE

$1,583,295
WAREHOUSE MANAGER, ROCHESTER AREA INSULATION COMPANY

$1,594,915
SHEET METAL WORKER, KODAK PARK, ROCHESTER, NY

$1,571,929
INSULATION EXPOSURE AT KODAK PARK, ROCHESTER, NY

$1,565,582
ASHLAND OIL EMPLOYEE

$1,556,620
TRUCK DRIVER

$1,535,897
INSULATION EMPLOYMENT

$1,545,535
STEEL WORKER, REPUBLIC STEEL, BUFFALO, NY

$1,521,875
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE, WESTERN NY

$1,509,980
IRON WORKER, BUFFALO, NY

$1,509,980
KODAK, PIPE FITTER

We hope that you will never be diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or suffer a catastrophic injury, but if you are, contact us at Lipsitz & Ponterio so we can begin the fight.

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What to Expect

Mesothelioma Diagnosis

If you were diagnosed by your doctor with mesothelioma or lung cancer your first priority is to find a specialist with expertise in treating your condition. You may consider getting a second opinion and you will work with your medical providers to establish a treatment plan. Because mesothelioma is a rare and terminal form of cancer, the steps you take following your diagnosis are important. Our attorneys understand that a diagnosis such as mesothelioma can be devastating, emotionally, physically and also from a financial standpoint. If you are awarded monetary damages in a mesothelioma lawsuit your recovery can help you cover medical expenses as well as other losses and injuries, such as physical and emotional trauma as well as lost earnings.

Free Consultation

Schedule a free consultation with a Lipsitz & Ponterio attorney to discuss the details of your claim. Our attorneys will travel to meet with you at your home or other convenient location throughout the United States. During the consultation the attorney will ask you questions about your job history, asbestos exposure and medical diagnosis. You will be asked to sign authorizations so we can request your medical records.

Investigation

The companies that manufactured and distributed asbestos-containing products without adequately disclosing the health hazards to consumers and users are responsible for your illness. These companies and products vary from case to case and depend upon a number of factors, including product identification and the job sites where you were exposed. Lipsitz & Ponterio will interview you in detail and research your employment and medical history. At this stage our attorneys will build your case and identify the parties responsible for your injury. We will speak to your co-workers, obtain information from your employer, and investigate the environment where you lived and worked.

Discovery

During this time your attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio and the asbestos company’s lawyers will gather information and evidence. You may be asked to answer questions at a deposition. Lipsitz & Ponterio will work to reach a financial settlement for you before the case goes to a full trial.

Resolution

When discovery is complete, the defendant may offer you a financial settlement to settle your case outside of court. Your attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio will help you evaluate the settlement offer and determine if accepting a settlement is in your best interests. We will not settle your case until we receive your consent to do so. If your case does not settle, your claim will proceed to trial. You may be asked to testify in court. If the trial is decided in your favor your will be entitled to financial compensation. After the trial, the defendant has a limited time to appeal. Lipsitz & Ponterio will represent you throughout the proceedings.

What to Expect

Catastrophic Injury

Whether you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, a construction accident, a medical error, or any other catastrophic injury, your first step is to seek medical treatment for your injuries. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may need to take other action such as filing a police report and notifying your insurance company. You should contact Lipsitz & Ponterio to help you navigate through this process. Our attorneys understand that a catastrophic injury can be devastating, emotionally, physically and also from a financial standpoint. If you are awarded monetary damages in a catastrophic injury lawsuit your recovery can help you cover medical expenses as well as other losses and injuries, such as physical and emotional trauma as well as lost earnings.

Free Consultation

Schedule a free consultation with a Lipsitz & Ponterio attorney to discuss the details of your claim. Our attorneys will travel to meet with you at our offices, your home, or other convenient location. During the consultation the attorney will ask you questions about the details of the accident, your injury, and your medical treatment. You will be asked to sign authorizations so we can request your medical records.

Investigation

Lipsitz & Ponterio will interview you in detail about the details of your accident, your injuries, and your medical treatment. At this stage our attorneys will build your case and identify the parties responsible for your injury. We will request all of your medical records related to your injury and review all documents, such as accident reports, generated in connection with your injury.

Discovery

During this time your attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio and the defendant’s lawyers will gather information and evidence and investigate what the other side's legal claims and defenses are. Both sides will submit interrogatories (questions about your claim) and document requests to each other. You may be asked to answer questions at a deposition. This process can take some time, depending on the court’s deadlines and the complexity of the case. Lipsitz & Ponterio will work to reach a financial settlement for you before the case goes to a full trial.

Resolution

When discovery is complete, the defendant may offer you a financial settlement to settle your case outside of court. Your attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio will help you evaluate the settlement offer and determine if accepting a settlement is in your best interests. At this point your case may go to mediation, a process in which a neutral third-party mediator will work with both sides to try to resolve the case. If your case does not settle, your claim will proceed to trial. You may be asked to testify in court. If the trial is decided in your favor your will be entitled to financial compensation. After the trial, the defendant has a limited time to appeal. Lipsitz & Ponterio will represent you throughout the proceedings.

Mesothelioma Cases

What To Expect

If you were diagnosed by your doctor with mesothelioma or lung cancer your first priority is to find a specialist with expertise in treating your condition. You may consider getting a second opinion and you will work with your medical providers to establish a treatment plan. Because mesothelioma is a rare and terminal form of cancer, the steps you take following your diagnosis are important. Our attorneys understand that a diagnosis such as mesothelioma can be devastating, emotionally, physically and also from a financial standpoint. If you are awarded monetary damages in a mesothelioma lawsuit your recovery can help you cover medical expenses as well as other losses and injuries, such as physical and emotional trauma as well as lost earnings.

Schedule a free consultation with a Lipsitz & Ponterio attorney to discuss the details of your claim. Our attorneys will travel to meet with you at your home or other convenient location throughout the United States. During the consultation the attorney will ask you questions about your job history, asbestos exposure and medical diagnosis. You will be asked to sign authorizations so we can request your medical records.

The companies that manufactured and distributed asbestos-containing products without adequately disclosing the health hazards to consumers and users are responsible for your illness. These companies and products vary from case to case and depend upon a number of factors, including product identification and the job sites where you were exposed. Lipsitz & Ponterio will interview you in detail and research your employment and medical history. At this stage our attorneys will build your case and identify the parties responsible for your injury. We will speak to your co-workers, obtain information from your employer, and investigate the environment where you lived and worked.

Lipsitz & Ponterio will prepare and file a formal written complaint on your behalf against the parties responsible for your injuries. Our attorneys will also assess your eligibility to file administrative claims. There are strict time limitations for when you can file a lawsuit in New York. It is important to act quickly to avoid having your claim barred by the statute of limitations. Many lawsuits take years to resolve but, under New York law, mesothelioma cases receive a preference that entitles you to a trial date within one year. This preference allows lawyers to resolve your mesothelioma case as quickly as possible so it is important that you contact us right away.

During this time your attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio and the asbestos company’s lawyers will gather information and evidence. You may be asked to answer questions at a deposition. Lipsitz & Ponterio will work to reach a financial settlement for you before the case goes to a full trial.

When discovery is complete, the defendant may offer you a financial settlement to settle your case outside of court. Your attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio will help you evaluate the settlement offer and determine if accepting a settlement is in your best interests. We will not settle your case until we receive your consent to do so. If your case does not settle, your claim will proceed to trial. You may be asked to testify in court. If the trial is decided in your favor your will be entitled to financial compensation. After the trial, the defendant has a limited time to appeal. Lipsitz & Ponterio will represent you throughout the proceedings.

Catastrophic Injury Cases

What To Expect

Whether you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, a construction accident, a medical error, or any other catastrophic injury, your first step is to seek medical treatment for your injuries. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may need to take other action such as filing a police report and notifying your insurance company. You should contact Lipsitz & Ponterio to help you navigate through this process. Our attorneys understand that a catastrophic injury can be devastating, emotionally, physically and also from a financial standpoint. If you are awarded monetary damages in a catastrophic injury lawsuit your recovery can help you cover medical expenses as well as other losses and injuries, such as physical and emotional trauma as well as lost earnings.

Schedule a free consultation with a Lipsitz & Ponterio attorney to discuss the details of your claim. Our attorneys will travel to meet with you at our offices, your home, or other convenient location. During the consultation the attorney will ask you questions about the details of the accident, your injury, and your medical treatment. You will be asked to sign authorizations so we can request your medical records.

Lipsitz & Ponterio will interview you in detail about the details of your accident, your injuries, and your medical treatment. At this stage our attorneys will build your case and identify the parties responsible for your injury. We will request all of your medical records related to your injury and review all documents, such as accident reports, generated in connection with your injury.

Many personal injury claims are settled out of court and before a lawsuit is ever filed. If your lawyer at Lipsitz & Ponterio thinks that your case can be settled, she may make a demand and enter into negotiations to settle your claim. We will not settle your claim without your consent to do so. If negotiations are not successful, Lipsitz & Ponterio will prepare and file a formal written complaint on your behalf against the parties responsible for your injuries. There are strict time limitations for when you can file a lawsuit in New York. It is important to act quickly to avoid having your claim barred by the statute of limitations.

During this time your attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio and the defendant’s lawyers will gather information and evidence and investigate what the other side's legal claims and defenses are. Both sides will submit interrogatories (questions about your claim) and document requests to each other. You may be asked to answer questions at a deposition. This process can take some time, depending on the court’s deadlines and the complexity of the case. Lipsitz & Ponterio will work to reach a financial settlement for you before the case goes to a full trial.

When discovery is complete, the defendant may offer you a financial settlement to settle your case outside of court. Your attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio will help you evaluate the settlement offer and determine if accepting a settlement is in your best interests. At this point your case may go to mediation, a process in which a neutral third-party mediator will work with both sides to try to resolve the case. If your case does not settle, your claim will proceed to trial. You may be asked to testify in court. If the trial is decided in your favor your will be entitled to financial compensation. After the trial, the defendant has a limited time to appeal. Lipsitz & Ponterio will represent you throughout the proceedings.

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