Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Patricia S. Naughton

Patricia S. Naughton


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f: 315.703.7331

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Syracuse Office

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

Patricia's practice focuses on appellate practice, civil litigation, environmental law, and land use. She has represented public and private clients, including local municipalities, private commercial and industrial developers, public transportation authorities, school districts, and water districts. Patty also offers administrative law and appellate practice experience. She has served as co-counsel on the Public Service Commission application for the world’s longest, direct-current underground-transmission line. Patricia is experienced in statutory and regulatory requirements governing such developments, including SEQR and New York Eminent Domain Procedure Law, and in targeted financing mechanisms such as PILOT agreements and brownfields programs. She represented the largest tourism-destination facility ever designed for Central New York, working in conjunction with local municipalities and public agencies on its fulfillment.

Practice Areas


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Yale Law School
  • Stanford University, B.A., with distinction

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • California


  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Central New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Speaking & Publications

  • Presenter, "Constitutional Limitations of the Zoning Power" CLE, National Business Institute
  • Co-Presenter, "The Article 78 Proceeding," Judicial Seminar, Fifth Judicial District Conference

Prior Experience

  • Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, P.C., Senior Attorney
  • University of Santa Clara Law School, Adjunct Professor
  • Chief Judge Robert F. Peckham, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Confidential Law Clerk