Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

David B. Liddell

David B. Liddell


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Syracuse Office

Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

David has practiced in trusts and estates for over 45 years. He has prepared estate plans for the firm’s clients with a wide array of personal and financial perspectives based on his years of experience. Also, he advises his clients with regard to the implementation of estate plans through the administration process, tax consideration, and effective distribution.

David has been active in the Syracuse community both with regard to professional organizations such as the Onondaga County Bar Association Board and Onondaga County Bar Foundation Board, where he served as former president, and civic and charitable boards including the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Onondaga County Public Library, Manlius Public Library, Aurora of CNY, Baltimore Woods, The John Burroughs Association, and the Onondaga Historical Association.

Representative Experience

  • Counsels individuals and trust departments of corporate fiduciaries on wills and trusts and estates.
  • Designs estate plans of either an inter vivos or testamentary nature.
  • Counsels fiduciaries regarding general estate matters involving title to real property, the release of assets, claims against decedents’ estates. and obligations on bonds and notes, etc.

Practice Areas


  • Syracuse University College of Law, LL.B., 1966
  • LeMoyne College, B.B.A., cum laude, 1963

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1967
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, Former President

Civic Activities

  • John Burroughs Society, Board of Directors Member and Vice President
  • Aurora, Board of Directors Member
  • Onondaga Historical Association, Board of Directors Member
  • Monadnock Institute, Advisory Board, Member
  • Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Board of Directors, Former Member and President
  • Onondaga County Public Library, Board of Directors Member


  • Super Lawyers Directory: Estate Planning & Probate, 2008 and 2010-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner