The Firm Has Changed Its Name!

Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC is pleased to announce that the firm will now be known as Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC. Our name change recognizes the important role played by John P. Comerford, Esq. Mathew J. Morton, Esq. has been named a Senior Partner, and Joseph T. Kremer, Esq. has become a Junior Partner. Certified […]

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Senior Partner John Comerford Appears on AM Buffalo

On February 4, 2021, Senior Partner John Comerford had the pleasure of speaking with AM Buffalo’s Melanie Camp, where he discusses the firm’s name change, moving forward with mesothelioma litigation, and and how Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford continues fighting for those exposed to asbestos. To view the interview, click here or on the picture below.

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Jobsite Spotlight: Ashland Oil

Asbestos was used extensively at the Tonawanda, NY Ashland Oil site, as it was in many refineries throughout the United States.   As a result of asbestos exposure at the Ashland Oil jobsite, many workers developed mesothelioma, a cancer that is only caused by exposure to asbestos.  In 1950, the Ashland Oil and Refining Company purchased […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Durez Plastics Corporation

Durez Plastics Corporation was a chemical and plastics factory that manufactured plastic molding compounds, as well as phenol, resins, and other industrial products. The plant, originally owned by Hooker Chemical and subsequently sold to Occidental Chemical Corporation, was one of the largest and most important employers in North Tonawanda, New York. Unfortunately, as a result […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Diemolding Corporation

JOBSITE SPOTLIGHT: Diemolding Corporation - Asbestos exposure is well known at this facility, as asbestos was utilized as filler in and during the process where raw plastic materials were heated and formed into the finished plastic products.

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Partner John Lipsitz Appears on AM Buffalo and Discusses Asbestos Investigations

Partner John Lipsitz had the pleasure of speaking with Melanie Camp on AM Buffalo recently. They discussed Lipsitz & Ponterio’s extensive history of investigating asbestos-related claims. The firm has over 100 years of combined experience among the attorneys, and as a result has established a voluminous library of evidence which is beneficial to existing and […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna Plant

The Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna Plant was covered throughout with asbestos-containing materials. The North Mill, South Mill, Strip Mill, Bar Mill, annealing and blast furnaces, open hearth furnaces, basic oxygen furnaces, the mold yards, heating furnaces, boilers, soaking pits, hot tops, and coke ovens all contained asbestos refractory materials. A refractory material is a non-metallic material […]

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Michael Ponterio Appears on AM Buffalo and Discusses 25th Anniversary

Partner Michael Ponterio appeared on AM Buffalo on October 1, 2020. He he was interviewed by Melanie Camp about the history of Lipsitz & Ponterio and the celebration of the firm’s 25th Anniversary. Michael went into detail about how the firm has led the way in shaping asbestos law in New York State, as well […]

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Lipsitz & Ponterio Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC celebrated the firm’s 25-Year Anniversary on Friday, September 25th, 2020.  John Lipsitz and Michael Ponterio formed Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC in 1995, seeking justice for victims of the asbestos industry.  John Comerford joined the firm the same year as a law clerk and later became a partner.  The attorneys at Lipsitz […]

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John Comerford Appears on WGRZ’s WNY Living

On August 15, 2020, Partner John P. Comerford appeared on WGRZ’s WNY Living via video conference. Watch his interview here as he discusses Lipsitz & Ponterio’s extensive 25-year history of helping those diagnosed with mesothelioma, and how our experienced staff assists the families of those victims. Mr. Comerford also invites viewers to visit our new, […]

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