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Joshua Richmond Lippes

Joshua Richmond Lippes

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Environmental and Natural Resources, Criminal Defense, Class Action, DUI & DWI

About Me

Joshua is a partner at Lippes & Lippes who is engaged in the general practice of law with a primary focus in criminal law, environmental law, and mass tort litigation. 

Joshua grew up in Western New York where he attended the Nichols School for high school. Joshua was awarded a B.A. in History & Political Science in 2001 from the University of Vermont and a J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004. 

Joshua was admitted to New York State's 4th Department and the Western District of New York in 2005.  Joshua is a member of the Erie County Bar Association and the New York Bar Association.  


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Personal Injury: 35%
    5 years
  2. Environmental and Natural Resources: 30%
    5 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    5 years
  4. Class Action: 10%
    5 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 5%
    5 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

71 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Lippes. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • D. Morgan Burkett

    I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. An outstanding contributor to both clients and the legal community.


    D. Burkett Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lippes & Lippes

1109 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY, 14209-1601



FLMember in Good Standing201308/17/2015
NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor 2014AVVO2014
Top Contributor 2013AVVO2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLippes & Lippes2012 - Present
General CounselSub Board I, Inc.2010 - Present
Lead CounselSub Board I, Inc. Student Legal Services at SUNY Buffalo2004 - Present
AssociateRichard J. Lippes & Associates2004 - 2012


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of Erie CountyMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Sierra ClubMember2004 - Present
ACLUMember2001 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of VermontHistory & Political ScienceBA2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SBI Legal Environmental WorkshopEnviromental Law2014
SBI Board OrientationNYS Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 20132014