The Coppola Firm

“I have grown my practice differently. It’s been an organic process with the common thread of helping clients whose story is one of fear, passion, or courage.”

Community Service And Involvement

  • Member, Roswell Park Alliance Board
  • Trustee, Health Sciences Charter School
  • Chair, Personnel Committee, Health Sciences Charter School
  • Immediate Past President, National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Board Member, Asian Connection of WNY, Inc.
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association Business Law, Commercial & Federal Litigation and Labor & Employment Sections
  • Member of the Erie County Bar Association Negligence Committee
  • Author of numerous articles and speaker on employment law and other topics

Your Steady & Wise Counsel

Reliable services delivered with high value and efficiency.

Lisa Coppola understands the challenges her clients face, whether they’re starting a new business, taking their existing operations in a new direction, or facing a claim or threat. Ms. Coppola particularly enjoys working with the underdog, because her compassion and creativity – and she has plenty of both – are put to the test.

Professional Accomplishments

  • Business First, Top 10 Legal Elite of Western New York, 2016
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2009-2017
  • First Buffalo-Niagara attorney to receive the NYS Bar Association Pro Bono Volunteer Award, 2015
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project Immigration Award, 2014
  • Business First, Women of Influence, 2011
  • Business First, Women Who Mean Business, 2005
  • First woman litigator to be made equity partner at Hodgson Russ LLP, 1997
  • Grew 5-attorney firm to over 40 attorneys, 2002-2014
  • Former federal law clerk
  • Syracuse University College of Law, 1989, summa cum laude
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