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John Comerford

John Comerford

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney with 25+ years of experience
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Products Liability, Personal Injury ...
  • Massachusetts, New York
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Biography

John P. Comerford is a Senior Partner at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC. He grew up in Lewiston, New York, a small historic town near the Canadian border. He grew up in the shadows of Love Canal and personally observed the consequences of environmental pollution. He attended Cornell University and studied Environmental Science. Mr. Comerford devotes the majority of his time to asbestos personal injury matters. He has litigated cases throughout Upstate New York in cities which include Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and Binghamton. Over the course of his career, he has helped hundreds of people recover financial awards for injuries. In June 2009, Mr. Comerford became an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The firm has over $1 Billion Dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Over the course of his career, he has helped hundreds of people recover financial awards for injuries. Some of these recoveries include a jury verdict of $8 million in November 2019 against Kodak and Ridge for injuries resulting from exposure to asbestos on the job; a $1.4 million wrongful death verdict on behalf of a US Navy veteran in July 2015; a $3 million verdict on behalf of a former Ashland Oil employee in August 2013; a $2 million verdict for a plant worker diagnosed with lung cancer and asbestosis; another $2 million settlement for a 61 year old housewife with mesothelioma who was exposed to asbestos from laundering her husbands' contaminated work clothes; just to name a few of the many cases.

Mr. Comerford resides in Amherst, New York, is married, and he is the father of three boys and two girls.

Practice Areas
    Asbestos & Mesothelioma
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC
- Current
Education
SUNY Buffalo Law School
J.D. (1995)
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Cornell University
B.S. (1990) | Environmental Science
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Awards
SuperLawyer
Thomson Reuters
2008 - 2021
Legal Elite
Buffalo Business First
2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 - recognized by peers as one of Western New York's top attorneys
Professional Associations
Erie County Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Lou Gehrig Youth Baseball & Softball
Board Member
Current
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New York State Bar  # 2723732
Member
- Current
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Canisius College
Board of Regents Member
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Speaking Engagements
New York State Bar Association, Toxic Tort Litigation CLE
Perrin San Francisco Asbestos Conference, Asbestos Conference
New York State Bar Association, Product Liability Presentations 2013 & 2014
Plaintiffs' Asbestos Litigation Seminars, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2015
AM Buffalo - Regular Appearances
WNY Living Segments
Harris Martin Publishing, San Francisco (2004) and New York City (2009)
Websites & Blogs
Website
Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC
Website
John P. Comerford, Esq.
Contact & Map
Lipsitz & Ponterio LLC
424 Main Street, Suite 1500
Buffalo, NY 14202
Toll-Free: (866) 238-1452
Telephone: (716) 849-0701
Fax: (716) 849-0708