Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Liz Holmes


p: 716.858.3878

f: 716.768.2878

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Clarence Office

9276 Main Street
Suite 3
Clarence, New York 14031

Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

p: 716-856-5500

Liz primarily concentrates her practice on litigation, zoning, and real property tax and condemnation. She routinely represents clients before municipal boards in zoning and land-use matters, including use and area variances, special-use permits, rezoning, and site-plan and subdivision approval.

Liz’s civil and criminal defense practice includes the successful management of several newsworthy cases that involved media interviews and televised courtroom appearances.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented a Fortune 500 company looking to expand its nationwide car dealership into Upstate New York, handling all aspects from rezoning through site-plan approval at the municipal level.
  • Achieved various zoning approvals for a nationwide student-housing management and development company, resulting in a $50 million local investment in private student housing.
  • Represented and advised multi-million companies on nationwide expansion and operation in accordance with municipal zoning laws and regulations.
  • Successfully defended and prosecuted various Article 78 matters in supreme courts throughout New York State.
  • Represented and advised various sovereign nations within the Western District of New York on issues such as sovereignty and compliance with state and federal tax laws.
  • Successfully defended both felony and misdemeanor DWI prosecutions in state and local courts in Erie and surrounding counties.
  • Successfully represented a 9-year-old female in a gender-discrimination action against a private football league.

Practice Areas


  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 2005

Admitted To Practice

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter
  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum

Speaking & Publications


  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Inc., Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award, 2019
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Commercial Litigation and Land Use & Zoning, 2017-2018

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Associate
  • Lipsitz Green Scime & Cambria, Associate