Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Lee Alcott


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Syracuse Office

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

Lee Alcott has spent over 30 years in the courtroom trying cases in state and federal courts. He represents individuals and entities in the entire range of civil litigation including complex commercial and serious personal injury litigation and also advises clients in their business affairs.

His experience in the courtroom includes prosecuting and defending major business litigation matters such as contract disputes, partnership dissolutions, construction cases, property disputes, intellectual property cases and environmental litigation, along with personal injury cases in state and federal courts as well as arbitration proceedings. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict.

Knowing all too well the burdens that litigation imposes on the client, Lee pursues an “end game” strategy at the outset. He has been frequently called upon to bring long-standing matters that seem incapable of resolution to finality.

Lee’s representation of clients also requires him to negotiate extensively with federal and state governmental agencies including the United States Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the Office of the Governor, the Office of the Attorney General and members of Congress.

Prior to becoming a partner in Barclay Damon, Lee was of Counsel to the firm and a partner in French-Alcott, PLLC, with Daniel J. French, a former United States Attorney.

Lee was formerly the director of the litigation department at a prominent Syracuse law firm. Before entering private practice, he served as the Chief Trial Counsel for the City of Syracuse, Office of the Corporation Counsel.

Representative Experience

  • Won and collected a judgment in the amount of $2.7 million for stockholder of a corporation pursuant to a redemption agreement between the parties. 
  • Won a settlement during trial of $1.25 million in an accident involving out-of-state commercial trucking company which resulted in the death of one child and serious personal injuries to another. 
  • Won a settlement during trial of $750,000 for auto accident victim with serious and permanent injuries. 
  • Won and collected an award in arbitration in the amount of $875,000 against an out-of-state company for a local construction company that remained unpaid. 
  • Obtained and collected a judgment of $385,000 for a construction company that remained unpaid as a result of faulty work of a subcontractor.
  • Won dismissal of seven-figure claim against local contractor in multi-party complex commercial case in involving out-of-state companies 
  • Won summary judgment awarding Florida company exclusive use and ownership of national premier medical billing software. 
  • Won victory for Indian Nation at the New York Court of Appeals involving Nation’s reservation status.

Practice Areas


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Syracuse University, B.A., 1979

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

Civic Activities

  • Delta Society, Patron Level Member, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving human health through service and therapy animals. 
  • North Star Member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


  • Selected by Peer Review for Inclusion in Super Lawyer Directory 2010-2015 for Indian Law and Commercial Litigation

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Of Counsel
  • French-Alcott, PLLC, Partner
  • Green & Seifter Attorneys, PLLC, Partner, Chair, Litigation Practice Group