Of Note

  • 2019 - 2011, Selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson ReutersSuper Lawyers Badge


Neil J. McKinnon is a partner at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC. For over twenty-five years, Mr. McKinnon has concentrated his practice in the area of personal injury law involving asbestos litigation, construction accidents, lead paint, automobile accidents and product liability cases. Mr. McKinnon has litigated cases throughout New York State, including Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and New York City. Throughout his career, Mr. McKinnon has helped injured people obtain monetary awards for their injuries through trials and/or settlements.

In September 2011, Michael Ponterio, together with Lipsitz & Ponterio attorney Neil McKinnon, obtained the first jury verdict in Western New York on behalf of a lead poisoned child.

Mr. McKinnon his wife and children reside in Amherst, New York.  His hobbies include sailing, basketball, and sailboat racing during Buffalo's beautiful warm summer months and snow boarding during cold winter weather.

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Western Region Affiliation of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member of the Lead Connections Advisory




  • J.D., 1989, University of Dayton School of Law
  • B.S., 1986, State University of New York at Buffalo


  • 1990 - New York State
  • 1990 - District of Columbia, currently inactive