Lisa McDougall

Of Counsel
(716) 847-5478
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Ms. McDougall focuses her practice on health care matters, including compliance issues, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, advance planning directives and end-of-life decision making, information management and “e-health.” She also advises clients on related matters such as responding to subpoenas, search warrants and investigations, privacy, reimbursement, contracts, and patient care issues. Ms. McDougall has represented a wide variety of health care professionals, including individual health care practitioners, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and non-profit organizations in a variety of health care matters.

She was formerly a confidential law clerk to the Hon. Michael A. Telesca, U.S. District Court Judge, Western District of New York.

Additional Areas of Focus

Alcohol Beverage Control Law- Liquor Licenses

Admitted to Practice

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

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2014-2019
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo, 2015, 2018
  • Listed in Who’s Who In Law, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1986
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., cum laude, 1976

Judicial Clerkships

  • Hon. Michael A. Telesca, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1986-1987

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    • Health Information and Technology Practice Group
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Health Care Law Committee, Former Chair
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Elder Law & Special Needs Section
    • Health Law Section
      • Public Health Committee
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter

Present Activities

  • Western New York Law Center, Board of Directors
  • Sisters Hospital, Ethics Committee
  • New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging
  • Home Care Association of New York State
  • Medical Society of Erie County/Bar Association of Erie County, Liaison Committee Co-Chair

Past Activities

  • Women Physicians and Attorneys’ Joint Task Force
  • Western New York Healthcare Association