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Former State Supreme Court Judge Thomas Van Strydonck joins Hiscock & Barclay

Rochester, New York - June 18, 2014 - Thomas M. Van Strydonck, former New York Supreme Court Justice and Chief Administrative Judge for the Seventh Judicial District, has joined Hiscock & Barclay as Of Counsel in the firm’s Rochester office.

Van Strydonck is joining the firm's Torts & Products Liability Defense Practice Area.

“Judge Van Strydonck’s trial skills, extensive knowledge of the law, and extraordinary judgment earned him a superlative reputation on the bench,” said James S. Grossman, Managing Director of the Rochester office. “We are very pleased to have him returning to private practice with our firm.”

“I’m pleased to be back in private practice and very happy to join a dynamic firm with a strong trial and appellate litigation practice, robust platform, and great reputation,” said Van Strydonck.

Van Strydonck became a state Supreme Court Judge in 1998 and was appointed administrative judge in 2000.

Van Strydonck practiced for almost two decades with a Rochester law firm where he served as managing partner for seven years before joining the bench. Prior to that he was a prosecutor in the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and served in the U.S. Navy.

In addition to having been a judge and attorney in private practice, Van Strydonck served as president of several organizations, including the Monroe County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services, Adam Walsh Child Resource Center and the Monroe County Bar Foundation. He served as a board member of the Veteran’s Outreach Center and was a lecturer at the Rape Crisis Center and at Monroe County College.

“We’re all looking forward to working with Judge Van Strydonck and putting his experience to work for our clients,” said John P. Langan, Hiscock & Barclay’s Managing Partner.

Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, listed as a “Top 250 Firm” by The National Law Journal, is a full-service, 200-attorney law firm, with offices throughout the major cities of New York State, as well as in Boston, Newark, N.J., Washington, D.C. and Toronto, providing comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 30 practice areas.