Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Robert J. Thorpe

Robert J. Thorpe


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Syracuse Office

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

Robert J. Thorpe is a member of our Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation Practice Areas. He has represented both private and public sector employers in all aspects of state and federal law. Rob regularly counsels clients in discrimination and harassment, hiring and termination strategies, and wage and hour matters.

Representative Experience

  • Granted summary judgment in favor of employer and two individual defendants in alleged age discrimination and retaliation case.
  • Granted summary judgment in favor of employer in alleged disability discrimination case.

Practice Areas


  • LeMoyne College, B.S., 2004
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., Editor in Chief, The Sports Lawyers Journal, 2011

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • NDNY Federal Court Bar Association
  • NYS Public Employer Labor Relations Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association 
  • Onondaga County Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Syracuse City Court Small Claims Arbitration Program

Civic Activities

  • Le Moyne College Dolphin Athletic Association, Vice President, Chair of Outreach Committee

Speaking & Publications

  • "Common Employer Misconceptions," Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., January 2017
  • "Common Employer Misconceptions," Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance, November 2016
  • "Employment Law Updates and Worker Misclassification," Kids Oneida, Inc., May 2015
  • Way Out in Left Field: Crespin v. Albuquerque Baseball Club Rejects Nearly One Hundred Years of American Jurisprudence by Declining To Adopt the Baseball Rule in New Mexico, 17 Sports Law. J. 267 (2010)


  • Empire State Counsel, New York State Bar Association, 2013
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Employment Discrimination, 2010

Prior Experience

  • Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Associate