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Barclay Damon

Paul A. Sanders

Paul A. Sanders


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Rochester Office

2000 Five Star Bank Plaza
100 Chestnut Street
Rochester, New York 14604

Paul is an experienced civil litigator who focuses his practice on commercial litigation and professional liability defense. Paul represents numerous clients, from small businesses and individuals to publically traded companies, in simple and complex commercial disputes, including contract and transactional disputes, disputes among business partners, real estate and commercial leasing disputes, and employment-related disputes.

Paul also focuses his practice on representing clients in professional liability lawsuits. Paul represents medical professionals and municipalities in inadequate medical treatment claims, attorneys in legal malpractice claims, debt collection companies in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims, accounting professionals in accounting malpractice and fraud claims, and law enforcement professionals in claims for violations of United States Constitutional provisions. He is also experienced in defending standard tort, toxic tort, personal injury and products liability claims.

Paul routinely represents clients in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as alternative resolution forums. Paul is proficient in settlement negotiation and regularly achieves beneficial results and resolutions for his client.

Representative Experience

  • Defended a class action suit alleging fraud under the Securities and Exchange Commission Law against an independent auditor firm arising out of professional services it provided to a publicly traded company. 
  • Represents large publically traded company in breach of contract action brought by energy consultant. 
  • Represents company in action for breach of licensing agreement to manufacture and distribute certain patented chemical products. 
  • Represents large construction supply company in action alleging the sale of defective concrete and improper concrete installation. 
  • Obtained beneficial resolution for well known restaurant in a lawsuit alleging a failure to comply with the Franchise Sales Act in connection with a licensing agreement for the use of certain trademarks and related intellectual property. 
  • Obtained beneficial resolution in complex dispute between partners who owned an accounting firm, a payroll agency and commercial real estate and sought to part ways. 
  • Successfully defended a major international seed producer in lawsuit wherein it was alleged that the seed producer sold defective seeds to distributor and farmers resulting in substantial crop loss. 
  • Successfully represented debt collection company in resolving and obtaining a court approved settlement of multiple class action lawsuits alleging various violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. 
  • Successfully obtained no cause judgment in trial on behalf of a Real Estate Agency in lawsuit wherein it was alleged that defendant breached its contract with its client. 
  • Represent bar and restaurant in wrongful death claim alleging violations of the Dram Shop law resulting in a fatal boat crash. 
  • Represented County of Monroe in numerous lawsuits by inmates at the Monroe County Jail alleging inadequate medical treatment and violations of various United States Constitutional provisions.

Practice Areas


  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Publications Editor, Human Rights Law Review, 2003
  • Oxford University – Commercial Law and Contract Program, 2002
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude, 1997

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section Member
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Member

Civic Activities

  • Sierra Club, Rochester Regional Group, Executive Committee, Vice Chairperson
  • Leadership Rochester, Class of 2007
  • Solar Liberty Foundation, Board Member

Speaking & Publications


  • Named an Empire State Counsel Honoree by the New York State Bar Association for the exemplary pro bono service provision, 2018

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate