Ms. Persico, Partner, member of Lippes Mathias' Executive Committee, and the firm's Litigation Practice Team Leader, 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 which includes assisting municipalities in defending 1983 claims, resolving land use issues, drafting local laws and governance issues.  Ms. Persico has extensive experience in resolving complex disputes on behalf of her clients using both litigation and non-litigation methods.  Each year since 2015, she 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.  Ms. Persico 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 Western New York, Ms. Persico has always been very engaged with her community, serving on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Board of Commissioners and as former Chair of the Erie County Medical Center Corporation’s Board of Directors. 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, The State University of New York, J.D.
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, B.S. 

Honors & Awards
  • City & State New York, Power of Diversity: Women 100 List, 2023
  • Buffalo Business First, Power 200 Women List, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018-2024
  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers®, 2019-2023
  • Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite of WNY, 2017-2020
  • Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial (Upstate New York) 

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

  • Speaker, “ Local Government Property Acquisition: In REM Update and Environmental Liability Considerations,” The County Attorneys’ Association of the State of New York’s 2021 Annual Meeting,  Albany, NY, September 14, 2021
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