Joseph T. Kremer is a Partner at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC.  He is an experienced trial lawyer, who has represented personal injury victims since 1989. Mr. Kremer practices in the areas of Asbestos Litigation, Product Liability, Construction Accidents, Medical Malpractice and Automobile Accidents. Historically he has worked closely with local labor unions, including the UAW and USW in educating workers of the hazards of toxic exposures in factories, mills, power plants and construction sites. He has lectured and written on the available remedies to those workers who have developed occupational illnesses.

In October 2012, Michael Ponterio, together with Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford attorney Joseph Kremer, obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $3 million dollars on behalf of a former GM worker.  In November, 2010, Mr. Kremer and John Comerford served as counsel for a trial in Syracuse, New York, and obtained a $1 million dollar verdict on behalf of our client, a tugboat engineer, for injuries resulting from exposure to asbestos on the job. The jury in this case assigned 60% of the responsibility for damages to defendant John Crane, which manufactured gaskets that the plaintiff scraped off the flanges on pipes aboard the tugboat where he worked.


  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association


Erie County Jury Awards $3 Million Dollars to Pipefitter in Mesothelioma Case

Syracuse Jury Awards $1 Million Dollars to Tugboat Engineer