Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Jennifer L. Leonardi

Jennifer L. Leonardi


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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Jennifer's practice focuses on defending companies and individuals against claims in environmental exposure litigation, products liability, workers’ compensation, and general negligence.

Jennifer has an active practice that focuses on defending asbestos and lead paint claims. She represents individuals, professionals, and local and national businesses in all New York State courts and in federal court for the Western District of New York. She handles various aspects of litigated matters, from pre-suit discovery through trial/resolution. In her day-to-day practice, she defends numerous depositions, often conducting the lead examination for the multitude of defendants sued in asbestos cases.

While attending law school, Jennifer worked as a law clerk for a Gibson, McAskill & Crosby and also served as a writing assistant to the Villanova Law School Legal Writing Program director, compiling various articles regarding The Federalist Papers and their influence on modern government.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, and site owners in defense of mass tort claims for exposure to asbestos in cases throughout New York State.
  • Routinely conducts lead examination for defendants at depositions in asbestos-related lawsuits throughout New York State.
  • Successfully prepared and argued numerous motions for summary judgment on behalf of various clients, including equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors in asbestos claims.
  • Negotiated numerous voluntary dismissals for various clients in asbestos-related actions.
  • Coordination with various experts in asbestos and lead paint related claims to defend actions at trial and/or negotiate settlement, where appropriate.
  • Representation of property owners in defense of personal injury claims related to lead paint exposure.
  • Defended a property owner at trial in lead paint action.
  • Managing litigation and, where appropriate, negotiating settlement.

Practice Areas


  • Canisius College, summa cum laude, 2002
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2005

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2007

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Eric County Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of New York State

Civic Activities

  • Paralegal Studies Program at Daemen College, Board of Directors Member
  • Special Olympics, Volunteer
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Volunteer

Speaking & Publications


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: Civil Litigation - Defense, 2013-2017

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Partner
  • Gibson, McAskill & Crosby LLP, Law Clerk
  • Gielowski, Federice & Caligiuri, LLP