Anne E. Joynt
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Immediate Past President
PHONE: (716) 849-0701
Anne E. Joynt, Immediate Past President, is a junior partner at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC. Ms. Joynt represents people who have suffered injuries as a result of exposure to asbestos, as well as those injured by childhood lead poisoning, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice and defective products.
Ms. Joynt graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York College at Geneseo with her Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, and she received her Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. While at the University at Buffalo, Ms. Joynt served as co-editor of the Human Rights Law Review and was inducted into the Order of Barristers as a result of her moot court work.
Ms. Joynt served as WBASNY WNY’s 33rd President from 2017-2018. Prior to that, Ms. Joynt served as a State Director for WBASNY WNY from 2012 until 2015, and again from 2016-2017. Before that, she was a Local Director from 2009-2012. From 2015-2016, Ms. Joynt served as Corresponding Secretary for the state-level WBASNY Board of Directors.
Ms. Joynt is very active in the legal community. She was elected to serve on the Bar Association of Erie County Board of Directors for the 2013-2016 term. She was recently elected to serve on the nominating committee for the Erie County Bar Association from 2017-2020 as well. She is also a member of the University at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors, where she served as a Director for three years, as a Vice President for two years, and currently acts as the Assistant Secretary. She has chaired the Law School’s Annual Appeal. In addition, she is a Past President of the University at Buffalo Law School GOLD Group. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Minority Bar Association of Western New York Foundation, where she serves as Secretary. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Women’s TAP Fund.
Ms. Joynt has been the recipient of a number of awards for her community involvement throughout Western New York. Most recently, she was named Woman Lawyer of the Year in 2017 by the Women Lawyers of Western New York, and was named as a 2017 Legal Elite Leader by Business First of Buffalo. She was honored as a Leader in Law by the Daily Record in 2016. She was named by Business First of Buffalo as a “40 Under 40” honoree in 2014. She was designated as an Upstate New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, and was a finalist for the Athena Young Professional Award in 2013. In October of 2014, Ms. Joynt was named a Women in Leadership Honoree by the National Association of Women Business Owners Buffalo-Niagara.