Joanna Dickinson, Phillips Lytle Associate

Joanna Dickinson

(716) 847-5498
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Ms. Dickinson focuses her practice on litigated matters, including breach of commercial contracts, enforcement of personal guaranties, real property valuation and tax assessment, personal injury (including premises liability, products liability, and general negligence), replevin for commercial and consumer matters, and workplace accidents. Her expertise also includes Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance, as well as settlement negotiation and mediation. In addition, Ms. Dickinson has experience in matters related to ERISA and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Additional Areas of Focus

Real Property Valuation and Tax Assessment; Real Estate Tax Certiorari

Admitted to Practice

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


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude, 1999

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter

Present Activities

  • Lawyers for the Arts, Planning Committee, 2015, 2016
  • Grant-Amherst Business Association, Inc., Member

Past Activities

  • Black Rock Canal Park, Steering Committee
  • Black Rock Riverside Good Neighbor Planning Alliance, Land Use and Zoning Committee