Patrick Naylon, a partner in the firm’s Rochester office, has over 30 years of litigation and dispute resolution experience. As a litigator, he has handled dozens of trials to verdict in the state and federal courts. Pat’s considerable trial experience ranges from the defense of municipalities and their employees in civil rights, employment, and negligence suits to professional malpractice, product liability, toxic tort, and catastrophic injury cases from inception to verdict and appeal. Pat is lead trial counsel for a local client in Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Judicial District asbestos litigation. He also represents municipalities in various types of litigation as well as counseling and negotiation with respect to labor and employment matters.

In the realm of alternative dispute resolution, Pat was among the attorneys invited by the Western District of New York federal judiciary to become a Certified Federal Court Mediator. In addition to federally mandated mediation, Pat likewise mediates state court cases as selected by individual attorneys and serves as a panel mediator for Resolute, Inc. and National Arbitration and Mediation Services. A former police officer and volunteer mediator at the Center for Dispute Settlement, Pat utilizes his distinct career background to help parties and their attorneys reach prompt and early and cost savings dispositions by virtue of his understanding of the nature of disputes, extensive litigation experience, and common-sense guidance.

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants, 2013–18
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 201317
Mediation Credentials and Training
  • Certified Federal Court Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • New York State Certified Mediator pursuant to New York State Unified Court System Part 146
  • National Arbitration and Mediation Services Mediator (NAMS)
  • Resolute Systems, Mediator 
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Community Involvement
  • Volunteer Mediator for the Rochester Center for Dispute Settlement 
  • NY Chapter Huntingtons Disease Bill Lawler 5K Fundraising Committee
  • Rochester Irish Festival Committee
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians: Past President
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1982, cum laude (Justinian Honor Society)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S., 1978, summa cum laude (Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society)
  • Quoted in "Panel Cautions Judge, Revives Foreclosure Proceeding," New York Law Journal, March 22, 2013
  • Quoted in "Judge Sanctions Bank, Law Firm in Foreclosure Case," New York Law Journal, December 28, 2011