We are pleased to announce that Lipsitz & Ponterio junior partner, Anne E. Joynt, was  installed as the 33rd President of the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York at its Annual Installation and Awards Ceremony on July 20th. At the firm, Anne concentrates her practice in the areas of lead paint poisoning, asbestos and other personal injury matters. 

“I have been involved with the Women’s Bar  Association since I became an attorney, and I am so honored to serve as president this year,” said Anne.  “The organization has done so much to promote the advancement of the status of women in society and of women in the legal profession. It is my hope and intention to continue the trend this year.” 

Anne joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2005. She graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York College at Geneseo with a B.A. in English and Spanish. She received her law  degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. As an active member of the Western New York legal community, Anne currently serves as vice president of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. She was elected to serve on the Bar Association of Erie County Board of  Directors from 2013-2016, and she also serves as a board member for a number of local not-for-profit organizations. 

As the recipient of numerous awards for her community involvement throughout Western New York, Anne was recently honored by Buffalo Business First as a Legal Elite Leader and as a Leader in Law by The Daily Record in 2016. In 2014, she was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by Buffalo Business First and was named a Women in Leadership Honoree by the National Association of Women Business Owners Buffalo-Niagara. Since 2013, Anne has been selected as an Upstate New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers.