Justin Ginter vigorously defends clients charged with a crime, providing guidance and protection throughout the criminal justice process. He represents clients charged with all levels of crime—including felony, misdemeanor, and petty larceny—at the local, state, and federal levels. He is experienced in handling a myriad of cases, including:

  • Drug Charges
  • DWIs
  • Traffic Violations
  • Violent Crimes

Prior to joining Lipsitz Green, Mr. Ginter was a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, where he served as a public defender in a wide range of complex criminal and white-collar matters. He also defended indigent clients as a member of the Bar Association of Erie County’s Assigned Counsel Program.

Mr. Ginter is a member of Lipsitz Green’s Criminal Defense Trials and Appeals Practice Area, which has earned several peer recognition awards. In the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”, Lipsitz Green was honored with 11 Buffalo Tier-1 rankings, including recognition for Criminal Defense: General Practice and Criminal Defense: White-Collar.

Awards and Recognitions

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in 2021 – 2024 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Criminal Defense: General Practice; and DUI/DWI Defense. The Best Lawyers in America give this award as a recognition to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Super Lawyers Rising Stars Badge for Justin D. Ginter

Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
Named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” from 2018 to 2021; no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in any state earn this distinction

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York


  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 2011
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., History, cum laude, 2006

Professional Activities

  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member, New York State Defenders Association