Paul G. Barden



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Main Phone: 585.546.2500
Main Phone: 585.546.2500
Direct Dial: 585.512.3509
Direct Dial: 585.512.3509
Main Fax: 585.546.7218
Direct Fax (E-Fax): 585.512.3559

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  • New York (1992)
  • U.S. Army Court of Military Review (1993)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York (1998)


  • Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., 1992)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (B.S., magna cum laude, 1989)
  • Monroe Community College (A.S., magna cum laude, 1986)


Paul joined the firm as an associate in the summer of 1998, became a partner in 2001, and served as the firm's managing partner from 2007 to 2014. He is a member of the litigation department and focuses his practice on personal injury litigation, health care law, and tax certiorari matters.

Professional Affiliations

Paul is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association (Public Education Committee [1999-2001], Fee Arbitration Committee [2002-2010]), New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Association of the United States Army and the American Legion.  Paul is also a member of the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.


Paul grew up in Pittsford, New York, where he graduated from Mendon High School in 1983. He received an associate degree in criminal justice from Monroe Community College, a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Rochester Institute of Technology and his juris doctorate degree from Albany Law School.

Paul entered the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps ("JAG") after his admission to the New York bar and served in a variety of legal assignments during his six-year tour on active duty. He served in the 82d Airborne Division and the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and the U.S. Army Claims Service at Fort Meade, Maryland. He continues to serve as a JAG officer in the U.S Army Reserve, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is currently assigned as the Staff Judge Advocate to the 98th Training Division.

Paul resides in Fairport with his wife Maria, and two daughters, Jessica and Lindsey. In their spare time, the family enjoys boating, biking and skiing.

Community Involvement

Paul is a parishioner with the St. John of Rochester church. He is also active with the Fairport Soccer Club and serves as its Tournament Director of Operations.