Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Robert M. Shaddock

Robert M. Shaddock

Partner

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Rochester Office

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

Robert Shaddock is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on insurance law and insurance defense with emphasis on product liability, municipal liability, toxic tort liability and § 1983 liability. He has represented manufacturers of steel-toed boots, table saws, hospital beds, electric boat hoists, axle hardening machines, coffee makers, furnaces and athletic equipment. In trucking and transportation law he has represented independent truckers and transportation companies in accident and commercial disputes. In toxic tort matters he has represented landlords in lead paint and mold claims. In 1983 actions he has represented police officers and sheriff deputies throughout western and central New York. He has won dozens of verdicts in federal and state courts throughout New York.

Previously Robert was a partner at Saperston & Day PC and worked as staff counsel for Travelers Insurance Co.

Representative Experience

  • Represented police officers and sheriff deputies throughout western and central New York in civil rights matters. 
  • Represented landlords in toxic tort matters in lead paint and mold claims. 
  • Represented candidates in disputed local and state elections.
  • In trucking and transportation he has represented independent truckers and transportation companies in accident and commercial disputes.
  • In product liability matters he has represented manufacturers of steel-toed boots, table saws, hospital beds, electric boat hoists, axle harening machines, coffee makers, athletic equipment, and furnaces.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Hobart College, B.A., 1975

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Civic Activities

  • Town of Pittsford, Justice, 2015-present
  • Town of Pittsford Zoning Board
  • Pittsford Republican Committee
  • Southeast YMCA, past Board Chairperson
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Vestry Member

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell “BV” Distinguished® Peer Review Rated for High to Very High Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: Personal Injury General: Defense, 2010-2014, 2016-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2018 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Travelers Insurance, Staff Counsel