Lippes Mathias Adds Kirstie A. Means as Partner

January 18, 2024 | Press Releases

Lippes Mathias is pleased to welcome Kirstie A. Means as a partner on its litigation team in its Buffalo office. Means, who focuses her practice on general and commercial litigation, has litigated cases in New York State and federal courts, including appeals up to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Her experience includes matters that involve contract disputes, disputes over ownership interests in closely held businesses, disputes involving life settlements, anti-compete clauses, challenges under New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), challenges to administrative agency decisions, insurance coverage disputes, partnership disputes, and employment disputes. She has litigated matters alleging liability under New York’s Scaffold Law, motor vehicle negligence, and medical malpractice.

Means will also assist the firm’s education clients with litigation matters, including those related to the Child Victims Act. 

"Adding to our experienced team of litigators will always be a priority for us," Kevin J. Cross, Lippes Mathias’ managing partner and chairman, said. "Kirstie not only enhances our litigation capabilities but also brings a fresh perspective that aligns well with our firm's commitment to providing innovative and comprehensive legal solutions to our clients.”

Means received her BA from Daemen College in 2009 and in 2013, graduated with her J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. Means is a member of both the Erie County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Outside of her practice, Means serves as a volunteer attorney with the Say Yes to Education Legal Clinic.

Means can be reached by phone at 716-853-5100, ext. 1305 or by email at

About Lippes Mathias LLP
Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with nearly 200 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Clarence, Albany, Long Island, New York, Rochester and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Cleveland, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla. and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals.

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