Jennifer C. Persico, a Partner and Litigation Practice Team Co-Leader with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, has extensive experience in business disputes and commercial litigation matters, including contract claims on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.  She also has significant experience in municipal law.  Her practice includes assisting municipalities in defending 1983 claims, resolving land use issues, drafting local laws and governance issues. Jennifer has extensive experience in resolving complex disputes on behalf of her clients using both litigation and non-litigation methods.  Each year since 2015, Jennifer has been named one of the Legal Elite of WNY by Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal and has been named to the prestigious The Best Lawyers in America © list since 2018.  Jennifer previously served as Majority Counsel to the Erie County Legislature, and was a long time member of the Board of Directors of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association.

A lifelong resident of the area, Jennifer has always been very engaged with the Western New York community.  She is vice chair and chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the Erie County Medical Center.  Among other things, she has served on the Board of Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Co-Chaired the Olmsted Parks Conservancy Spring into Summer Luncheon, and was a member of the Erie County Cultural Advisory Board. 

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.
  • University at Buffalo, B.S. 

Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2018-2021)
  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers® (2019, 2020)
  • Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite of WNY (2017, 2018)
  • Chambers USA, Recognized Practitioner, Litigation: General Commercial (Upstate New York)

Community Involvement
  • Erie County Medical Center, Board of Directors, Vice Chair & Chair-Elect 
  • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, Board of Commissioners  
  • Director and Treasurer of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association