Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Robert Shaddock


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Rochester Office

2000 Five Star Bank Plaza
100 Chestnut Street
Rochester, New York 14604

An experienced trial lawyer who has won dozens of verdicts in federal and state courts across New York State, Robert primarily concentrates his practice on insurance law and insurance defense with a focus on products liability, municipal liability, toxic-tort liability, and § 1983 liability.

Representative Experience

  • Represented police officers and sheriff deputies throughout Western and Central New York in civil-rights matters.
  • Represented landlords in toxic-tort matters and lead-paint and mold claims.
  • Represented candidates in disputed local and state elections.
  • Represented independent truckers and transportation companies in accident and commercial disputes.
  • Represented manufacturers of athletic equipment, axle-hardening machines, coffee makers, electric boat hoists, furnaces, hospital beds, steel-toed boots, and table saws in products-liability matters.

Practice Areas


  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Hobart College, B.A., 1975

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Civic Activities

  • Town of Pittsford, Town Justice
  • Town of Pittsford,  Former Zoning Board Member
  • Pittsford Republican Committee, Former Member
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Former Vestry Member, Current Outreach Chairman
  • Southeast YMCA, Former Board of Directors Chair

Speaking & Publications

  • County Attorneys Association, “Election Law”


  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York, Personal Injury General: Defense, 2010-2014, 2016-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants, 2013-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated for High to Very High Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Saperston & Day, PC, Partner
  • Travelers Insurance, Staff Counsel