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Barry N. Covert focuses his practice primarily in the following areas:

  • New York State and federal criminal trials and appeals

  • Constitutional law, including First Amendment, Second Amendment, civil rights actions, and federal False Claims Act (qui tam)

  • Defending against allegations of scientific misconduct, scientific fraud, research misconduct, research fraud, plagiarism, and fabrication of evidence

  • Defense of professional licensing, including for attorneys, doctors, and nurses 

Mr. Covert has represented numerous professional clients relating to licensing issues and defended a prominent research scientist against allegations of scientific fraud and misconduct involving several federally funded research projects involving the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Mr. Covert is currently handling scientific misconduct cases at numerous prominent universities throughout North America.


Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 19%
  2. DUI & DWI: 19%
  3. Constitutional: 19%
  4. Criminal Defense: 19%
  5. Other: 24%
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Contact info

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

42 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14202


NYCurrently registered 199003/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2015
Legal EliteBusiness First2014
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Legal EliteBusiness First of Buffalo2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
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Named to Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
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Who's Who in LawBusiness First of Buffalo2010
Named to Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
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Who's Who in LawBusiness First of Buffalo2009
Named to Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerLipsitz Green Scime Cambria1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyMemberN/A
Erie County Community Corrections Advisory BoardMemberN/A
New York State Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
WGRZWyoming Co. Parents Sentenced in Teen's Death2015
Guns AmericaOrder of Protection Can Be Backdoor Gun Confiscation2015
WGRZConstitutional Law Expert Weighs in on Gay Marriage2015
Buffalo Law JournalLawyers tracking Sheldon Silver's troubles2015
WRGZChad Kelly Arrested After Scuffle With Police2014
WGRZGrand Juries Under Scrutiny2014
WGRZFormer Coach Arrested for Alleged Sex With Young Girl2014
WGRZPeterson Case Stirs Conversation on Child Discipline2014
Buffalo Law JournalBrown, Garner grand jury decisions raise questions2014
International Business NewsPolice departments in 18 states use 'Stingray' tech to track cell phones2014
Wall Street Journal's Market Watch10 Things Your Neighbors Won't Tell You2013
The Buffalo NewsRicin case an outgrowth of area native’s bean sales2013
WGRZLakeshore Hospital Board Waiting for Better Offer2013
WGRZMan Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Fatal Accident2013
WGRZPositive Pregnancy Tests Being Sold Online2013
WGRZNew Text Message Push by Law Enforcement2013
Buffalo Law JournalMixed Reviews for DNA bank expansion2012
WGRZAmherst Bike Path Case Compared to Corasanti Case2012
WGRZNY Case Underscores Wi-Fi Privacy Dangers2011
WGRZAdditional Animal Cruelty Charge Filed Against Beth Hoskins2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
State University of New YorkN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pre-Trial Motions and HearingsCriminal Practice and ProceduresN/A
New York State Office of Court AdministrationJudicial Magistrate's Training ProgramN/A