Herbert L. Greenman is a senior partner with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria. He concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense and has extensive experience in matters that include criminal trials, criminal appeals, constitutional law, narcotic cases, and search and seizure.

Mr. Greenman began his career as an assistant district attorney for Erie County, prosecuting drug felonies from 1973 to 1974. He has been in private practice since 1974 and has earned several awards and distinctions throughout his career, including the Thurgood S. Marshall Award for Outstanding Criminal Practitioner from the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 1973


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1972
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 1968
  • Bowling Green State University


  • Numerous articles for seminars, including updates on criminal law (federal and state), motion practice, trial procedures, search and seizure, and federal sentencing guidelines

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer at several seminars for the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Erie County, and the Federal Bar
  • Previous instructor from 1979-99 at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Trial Techniques Program for second- and third-year students

Professional Activities

  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
The Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America
Named to Best Lawyers in America for Criminal Defense:Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Bet-the-Company Litigation

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubell
AV Peer Review Rating, signifying the highest recognition for legal ability and professional ethics

Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" 2014
Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Buffalo for Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar for 2014 by Best Lawyers in America

Super Lawyers
Among the Top 10 attorneys named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers.  Named to Super Lawyers every year since its Upstate New York inception in 2007.

Who's who

Who's Who in Law
Named to Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's final edition in 2012 of "Who's Who in Law" for Criminal Defense


Local and national media regularly cover the attorneys of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria. Click on the links below for recent media coverage for Herbert Greenman.

Buffalo Law Journal and Buffalo News cover Herbert Greenman’s receipt of national award