Kathleen A. Burr, a 1990 honors graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, joins the firm in August 2002.

Ms. Burr has practiced law for twelve years in a large Buffalo law firm where she gained extensive experience in the preparation and trial of personal injury cases, including childhood lead disease cases. Before entering law school, Ms. Burr was a news reporter for a local radio station.

It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that we announce Nan Haynes’ departure from Lipsitz & Ponterio this August. Nan has assumed a teaching position on the faculty of the Buffalo Law School. Although she will be teaching full time during the academic year, we anticipate that Nan will continue to provide professional counsel and advice to Lipsitz & Ponterio and represent clients of the office as her time permits. Nan has been very instrumental in developing our childhood lead disease cases. We anticipate that Kathy Burr will continue that work into the future.

We are also pleased to announce that we have recently hired John Pullano, a licenced Workers’ compensation representative. John obtained his license by passing a complex and rigorous examination on the laws and rules governing proceedings at the Workers’ Compensation Board. He will handle Workers’ compensation hearings for the office, including testimony taken from widows in occupational disease and death cases, the submission of medical reports and numerous other matters.