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 Liddell is a partner in our Private Clients Practice Group, having practiced in the area of 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, over his years with the firm, 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 (President), he is also involved with civic and charitable boards such as 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, trusts & 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, Vice President
  • Aurora, Board of Directors
  • Onondaga Historical Association, Board of Directors, Member
  • Monadnock Institute, Advisory Board, member
  • Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Board of Directors, former member, former President
  • Onondaga County Public Library, Board of Directors, former member


  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Selected by Peer Review for Inclusion in Super Lawyer Directory 2008 and 2010-2013 for Estate Planning & Probate

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner