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  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    31 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. General Practice: 20%
    31 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    31 years, 2 thousand cases



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    I endorse this lawyer. He is not only an exellent attorney but, as is critical to me, also a really good person. When another attoney referred Sheldon to me on a personal [family] matter, we had never met. Nevertheless, Sheldon put aside his work, answered my questions and then commenced working on my case. Despite the settlement of my case having involved a large reward for my client, and my consistent efforts to fully pay Sheldon for his work, he would not accept a penny. Contrary to my thoughts on the settlement amount, Sheldon said the reward, of which neither he nor I had any involvement in obtaining, was not so big considering the severity of the injuries and my client's young age. I had never before experienced such a level of "professional courtesy," while my ciient's life was made much better by Sheldon's professional knowledge and personal integrity. I have since referred many cases outside my area of expertise to Sheldon, always my first choice.


    Stephen Bird
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Sheldon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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The Law Firm Of Brenna, Brenna & Boyce, Pllc

31 East Main Street
Rochester, NY, 14614


NYCurrently registered 198003/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in America - Personal InjuryThe Best Lawyers in America2007
Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2007
Board Certified, Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy1996
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1995
Justinian Honor SocietyAlbany Law School1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBrenna, Brenna & Boyce2007 - Present
Special CounselTown of Mendon1996 - Present
Senior PartnerChamberlain D'Amanda1983 - 2007
Assistant District AttorneyMonroe County District Attorney1981 - 1983
Confidential Law Research AssistantNew York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersPast Director2004 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2001 - Present
Rotary Club of Honeoye Falls-MendonPast President2001 - Present
Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe CountyPast Director1993 - 2000
New York State Trial Lawyers InstitutePast Dean1992 - 1997
Genesee Valley Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President1989 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationPast Director1986 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationPast Trustee1981 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember, Trial Lawyers Section1980 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityN/AJuris Doctor, cum laude1979
Utica College of Syracuse UniversityAccountingBachelor of Science, cum laude1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers Compensation CasesCompensation liens2006
Automobile LitigationDamages2004
Negotiation and SettlementNegotiation2002
Masters in TrialDirect Examination of the Plaintiff2002
How to Try DamagesPlaintiff Summations2002
Wrongful Death ActionsWrongful Death Actions2001
Presumed CompetentEthics2001
Liens on Personal Injury CasesLiens in Auto Cases2001
Guide for the Up to Date LitigatorLitigating Auto Cases2001
Current DecisionsAuto Cases2001
Proving and Defending DamagesPlaintiff Summations1999
Decisions '99Premises Liability1999
Decisions '98No Fault1998
Neck and Back Injury CasesPlaintiff Summations1997
Medicine in the CourtroomExamination of a Plastic Surgeon1997
Decisions '97Civil Practice1997
Automobile InsuranceUnderinsurance Coverage1997
Underinsured Motorist CoverageUnderinsurance Coverage1996
Decisions '94Evidence1994
Basic Civil Practice: The TrialJury Selection and Opening Statements1994