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Ellen Swartz Simpson - Buffalo, NY

5555 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14221

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Updated: 05/18/2022

Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Lawyer

About Ellen Swartz Simpson

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Federal Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Trademark Attorney, Partner


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1990
  • Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

Other Affiliations

  • Former Treasurer, Bar Association of Erie County
  • Past Chair, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee
  • Judiciary Committee Member, BAEC
  • Attorney Grievance Committee, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
  • International Trademark Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Florida State Bar
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Board of Directors, New York State Civil and Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Palm Beach Bar Association


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Robert J. Connelly award for excellence in the trial practice course
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Comptroller of The Faculty-Student Association
    Major: Accounting

Past Positions

  • Sokolski, Sutherland & Lyons, C.P.A, Senior Staff Accountant
  • Jim Culligan, Inc., Comptroller and Secretary-Treasurer
  • United States Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio of the Western District of New York, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Erie County Bar Revue
  • Acappellants

Classes and Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, Buffalo Niagara Medical Center's Build a Better Business Workshop Series
  • Guest Lecturer, U.S. Small Business Association (SBA-U)


Other Sources of Feedback About Ellen Swartz Simpson

Included on the 2023 Upstate New York list

Past Lists

  • 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

View the profile for Ellen Swartz Simpson on Super Lawyers


  • Business First's Who's Who in Law, since 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Rating, since 2007
  • Super Lawyers

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Office Information


5555 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14221


  • (716) 626-0366

Accepts Credit Cards


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