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Burton N. Lipshie has been the Managing Attorney of the Litigation Practice Group since 1977. Prior to joining Stroock, he was an Assistant District Attorney in New York County and a member of the Appeals Bureau. Mr. Lipshie also served for six years as Principal Law Clerk to a New York State Supreme Court and Appellate Term Justice.

Widely regarded as an expert on New York procedure, Mr. Lipshie has served as both an educator to, and an advocate on behalf of, the New York State Court System. Each year he is invited by the New York State Office of Court Administration, and its Judicial Institute, to teach New York procedure at its annual seminars for Justices and Judges throughout the state, as well as the seminars for Law Clerks and Court Attorneys. He also lectures each year to newly elected judges. Mr. Lipshie also serves as regular outside counsel to the Association of Law Secretaries to the Justices of the Supreme and Surrogates’ Court in New York City, and the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York.

Mr. Lipshie is an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing and New York Practice at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. In 1999, after nine successive graduating classes awarded him "The Outstanding Adjunct Professor" award, the school renamed the award the "Burton N. Lipshie Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award." He has been given the award again by eight other graduating classes. Mr. Lipshie is co-author of New York Civil Practice Before Trial published by James Publishing Co., and has written articles and book chapters on procedural issues.


  • Member, Advisory Committee on Civil Practice, The Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York
    • Chair, Subcommittee on Disclosure
    • Chair, Subcommittee on Evidence
  • Former Member of the Disciplinary Committee, First Department
  • Past Chair of the Board, Professional Development Consortium

Selected Activities

  • Lecturer, Annual New York Practice Update, State Court Judges Annual Judicial Seminar, since 1993
  • Lecturer, Annual New York Practice Update, Law Clerks to State Court Judges, since 1995
  • Chair and sole lecturer on New York practice at an annual Practising Law Institute program, and lecturer to various Bar Associations State-wide

Admitted To Practice

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Supreme Court


LL.B., cum laude, Columbia Law School, 1967

B.S., Columbia University, 1964