Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Shannon Howley


p: 716.566.1548

f: 716.566.4061

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Shannon primarily concentrates her practice on defending companies and individuals in all stages of state and federal civil litigation in matters involving mass and toxic torts, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability. She also has experience preparing cases for trial and appeals; conducting legal research and case assessments; drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; and engaging in mediation, hearings, and trials.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgments and dismissals on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in labor and employment, premises liability, and contract actions.
  • Successfully represented clients in simple and complex personal injury actions in state and federal court.
  • Successfully negotiated settlements in claims for employment discrimination based on age, race, sex, national origin, sexual harassment, and retaliation.
  • Secured favorable outcomes in matrimonial and family court matters involving the distribution of marital property, maintenance, custody, and child support.

Practice Areas


  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.
  • University at Buffalo, M.S.W.
  • Cornell Law School, Certificate
  • Niagara University, B.A.,

    summa cum laude

Admitted To Practice

  • New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum

Speaking & Publications


  • University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association, Gold Group Award, 2015
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, CALI Award of Excellence for the Future: Women, Children & Social Justice Clinic, 2014
  • University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Provost Scholarship, 2013

Prior Experience

  • Brown Hutchinson LLP, Associate
  • Thomson Reuters, Attorney Editor
  • The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Pro Bono Scholar
  • Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, Law Clerk
  • Erie County Family Court to Judge Lisa Bloch Rodwin, Legal Intern
  • University at Buffalo School of Law Women, Children & Social Justice Clinic, Student Attorney