Barry N. Covert Appointed to Erie County Community Corrections Advisory Board

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria is proud to announce that Barry N. Covert has been appointed to the Erie County Community Corrections Advisory Board by the Erie County Legislature.

The purpose of the Erie County Community Corrections Advisory Board is to discuss corrections facilities programs and services and to offer suggestions and advice for the improvement of such programs at the Erie County Correctional Facility and the Erie County Holding Center.  The Advisory Board may undertake functions and activities intended to provide advice and suggestions to:

  • Improve the programs and functions of the Jail Management Division and the County Correctional Facilities
  • Allow public comment on the activities associated with the Erie County Holding Center and Correctional Facility
  • Make formal recommendations to the Erie County Legislature, Erie County Executive and the Erie County Sheriff on the comprehensive plan for programs and services at the Correctional Facilities in Erie County, complete with a budgetary analysis and identification of possible sources of funding for initiatives that require additional funding not specified in the County’s budget.
  • Receive complaints regarding the Correctional Facilities from interested parties and refer such complaints to the proper official in the office of the Erie County Sheriff for investigation.

Barry N. Covert is a Senior Partner with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria.  He concentrates his practice in the following areas: New York State and Federal criminal trials and appeals; Constitutional law including First Amendment, civil rights actions, and Federal False Claims Act/Qui tam; Defending against allegations of scientific misconduct, scientific fraud, research misconduct, research fraud, plagiarism, and fabrication of evidence; The defense of professional licensing including attorneys, doctors, and nurses.

Mr. Covert has earned many distinctions from his peers in the legal community including being named to The Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers (Upstate Edition), and Business First/Buffalo Law Journal’s Who’s Who in Law.

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP has been serving the Western New York community for over 40 years.  With over 50 attorneys, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP is one of Buffalo’s largest law firms.  The firm serves individuals, organizations, and corporations in the areas of Accidents & Personal Injury, Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Trials & Appeals, Estate Planning & Administration, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Matrimonial & Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Professional Licensing Defense, Real Estate, Social Security Disability, Sports & Entertainment Law, Workers’ Compensation, and Zoning & Land. In addition to its headquarters in Buffalo, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP maintains satellite offices in Amherst, Cheektowaga, and Fredonia, New York; and a regional office in Los Angeles, CA.