Catherine Creighton

Creighton, Johnsen & Giroux
Buffalo, NY

Catherine Creighton is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations and Boston University School of Law. Before the formation of Creighton, Pearce, Johnsen & Giroux in 2002, Ms. Creighton was a partner at Lipsitz Green and prior to coming to Buffalo she was a Field Attorney for the NLRB in Brooklyn, New York.


Ms. Creighton has over 20 years of experience representing private and public sector unions in NLRB and PERB matters, arbitration, contract negotiations, withdrawal liability, and individual clients in discrimination matters, Federal and State litigation, employment contracts, severance agreements, and cases at the Merit Systems Protection Board.


Ms. Creighton is involved in community service and social justice issues. She was appointed by New State Governor David Patterson to serve as a Director of the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority, and by Cornell ILR Dean Harry Katz to serve as Chair of the Buffalo Living Wage Commission. She serves on the Coalition for Economic Justice’s Workers’ Rights Board, is on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO, the Advisory Board of the Labor and Employment Relations Association of Western New York, has served on the Board of Neglia Ballet, and as an adjunct instructor in the Labor Studies program for the Cornell University ILR Extension. She has lectured for Continuing Legal Education programs for the AFL-CIO, Cornell University and the National Labor Relations Board and has written for legal publications.


Ms. Creighton was awarded the Coalition for Economic Justice Rev. Robert Beck Award and the Communications Workers of America, Western New York Council Eugene J. Mays Citizenship Award.