Mary Jo Herrscher, Phillips Lytle Special Counsel

Mary Jo Herrscher

Special Counsel
(716) 504-5714
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Ms. Herrscher concentrates her practice in environmental and chemical exposure, as well as mass toxic tort defense (including asbestos and lead), products liability and premises liability. Her experience defending mass toxic tort litigation began in 1989 and extends throughout New York in both the state and federal courts, representing manufacturers and distributors of a wide variety of products and equipment, as well as premises owners. Her insurance defense litigation background also includes matters involving professional liability, nursing home negligence and general negligence claims.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2014-2017
  • Listed in Who’s Who In LawBusiness First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1988
  • State University of New York College at Buffalo, B.A., summa cum laude, 1985

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Environmental Law Section
    • Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section

Past Activities

  • Buffalo Law Review, 1987-1988