A dedicated attorney, Kathleen A. Burr is a key member of Lipsitz & Ponterio’s Lead Practice Group. She has been with the Firm since 2002 and represents children injured by lead paint poisoning. Kathy has over 10 years of lead paint litigation experience and brings this to the children and families she now represents.
Over the years, Kathy has been involved in a number of appellate court cases that helped to form the legal standards that govern lead poisoning litigation in New York State. Kathy also has a strong background in insurance coverage issues. The policyholder cases handled by Kathy involve property and business income losses caused by fire and weather-related conditions. Her work on behalf of two Rochester business owners in a fire loss case resulted in a significant recent decision by the New York Court of Appeals in the arena of first-party insurance disputes. The case, Bi-Economy Market Inc. v. Harleysville Insurance Co. of New York, et al., 10 NY 3d 187 (2008), gives policyholders a much-needed remedy to claim consequential damages as a result of improper or wrongful claims-handling by insurers.
“I truly enjoy working closely with the Firm’s clients and helping people who are going through a difficult time,” Kathy explains. “It is eye-opening how much you can learn from those who are suffering and trying to make ends meet. Over the years, I have met some incredible individuals who have become an inspiration to me and other members of our Firm.”
Kathy enjoys spending her free time with her family. An avid sports fan, she regulary attends Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres games, and enjoys golf outings with friends.