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Barry N. Covert - Buffalo, NY

42 Delaware AvenueSuite 120 Buffalo, NY 14202 - 3924

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Updated: 08/22/2019

Buffalo Criminal Defense Trials and Appeals Lawyer

Overview

Barry N. Covert focuses his practice primarily in the following areas:

  • New York State and federal criminal trials and appeals
  • Constitutional law, including First Amendment, Second Amendment, and civil rights actions
  • Qui Tam Act, also known as the False Claims Act
  • Defending against allegations of scientific misconduct, scientific fraud, research misconduct, research
    fraud, plagiarism, and fabrication of evidence
  • Defense of professional licensing, including for attorneys, doctors, and nurses
  • Title IX is...

Barry N. Covert focuses his practice primarily in the following areas:

  • New York State and federal criminal trials and appeals
  • Constitutional law, including First Amendment, Second Amendment, and civil rights actions
  • Qui Tam Act, also known as the False Claims Act
  • Defending against allegations of scientific misconduct, scientific fraud, research misconduct, research
    fraud, plagiarism, and fabrication of evidence
  • Defense of professional licensing, including for attorneys, doctors, and nurses
  • Title IX issues

Mr. Covert has represented numerous professional clients relating to licensing issues and defended a prominent
research scientist against allegations of scientific fraud and misconduct involving several federally funded research
projects involving the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Mr. Covert is currently handling scientific misconduct
cases at numerous prominent universities throughout North America.

He is fluent in German.

About Barry N. Covert

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense Trials and Appeals
  • Scientific Research and Misconduct
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Federal Charges
  • State Charges
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Traffic Violations
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Professional Licensing Defense

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • German

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1990

Other Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • Erie County Community Corrections Advisory Board (Member)
  • Bar Association of Erie County (Member)
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorney (Member)
  • First Amendment Lawyers Association (Member)
  • The Moot Court Board, 1988 - 1989 (Member)

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York, 1989
    J.D.
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, New York, 1986
    B.A.
    Honors: cum laude

Classes and Seminars

  • Instructor, Judicial Magistrate's Training Program, New York State Office of Court Administration
  • Lecturer, Criminal Practice and Procedure, Evidence, Pretrial Motions and Hearings, Jury and Non-jury Trials, DWI Trials and Postconviction Remedies
  • Lecturer, Criminal Practice and Procedures, Pre-Trial Motions and Hearings, and Postconviction Remedies, New York State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Vehicle and Traffic Law Trials, Bar Association of Erie County
  • Adjunct Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, 2003 - 2006
  • Lecturer, First Amendment Lawyers Association

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Barry N. Covert

Included on the 2024 Upstate New York list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New York Super Lawyers Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Barry N. Covert on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Named to Best Lawyers in America
  • Named to Business First/Buffalo Law Journal Who's Who in Law, 2012 - Present
  • Named to the Top 50 among all attorneys named to New York Super Lawyers, Upstate Ed.
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2014, Named "Buffalo Best Lawyers Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year" for 2014 by Best Lawyers in America
  • Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Named to Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of WNY for Criminal Defense
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Membership
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Litigation—Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year, 2018 - Present
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year, 2015 - Present
  • Legal Elite of Western New York Top 10, Business First/Buffalo Law Journal

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Address

42 Delaware AvenueSuite 120 Buffalo, NY 14202 - 3924

Fax

  • (716) 855-1580

Accepts Credit Cards

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