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Ellis M. Oster, Esq. is a senior associate and Director of Litigation at Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC in Rochester, NY. Prior to this, he was lead attorney at RJS Abstract Corporation in Fairport, NY, and while in law school, he was a summer law clerk at the Republican Governors Association and the Center for Individual Rights, both in Washington, DC.

Ellis received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2006, and both his B.A. (magna cum laude) and M.A. from The Catholic University of America in 2003.

He currently lives with his wife and children in Canandaigua, NY, where he is the legal counsel of the Ontario County Republican Committee.


Practice Areas


  1. Foreclosure: 40%
    7 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    7 years
  3. Debt Collection: 10%
    7 years
  4. Residential: 5%
    8 years
  5. Appeals: 5%
    6 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Ivan E. Young

    My firm handles a high volume of foreclosure defense litigation in the State of New York which means that we litigate with and against all of the firms that which handle lender representation in the state. As such, having that my firm and I are very familiar with all of the firms representing lenders in New York; I endorse Mr. Ellis M. Oster for being a highly competent and ethical attorney. I believe that Mr. Oster is truly a "cut above" the rest of the attorneys and law firms that which represent lenders in New York foreclosure actions. I have a deep amount of respect and appreciation for Mr. Oster's skills as an attorney as well as the demeanor in which he conducts himself. The lending community as a whole should feel comfortable in entrusting their litigated foreclosure matters to Mr. Oster. -Ivan E. Young, Esq. Principal Counsel Young Law Group, PLLC


    Ivan Young Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC

175 Mile Crossing Boulevard
Rochester, NY, 14624


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200703/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Vincent P. Walter Jr. Community Service AwardThe Catholic University of America2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Associate, Director of LitigationShapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC2008 - Present
Lead AttorneyRJS Abstract Corporation2006 - 2008
Legal InternRepublican Governors Association2005 - 2005
Summer AssociateCenter for Individual Rights2004 - 2004
Research AssistantRepublican National Committee2000 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
MENSAN/A2007 - Present
Federalist SocietyPresident, Cornell Student Chapter2003 - Present
Republican National Lawyers AssociationChairman, Cornell Student Chapter2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Washington Mutual Bank FA v. PayneDefendant's dismissal motion denied
HSBC Bank USA Natl. Assn. v. DelacadenaDefendant's dismissal motion denied
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. EdelsonMotion to intervene denied
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Publication NameTitleDate
New York Law JournalPhh Mortgage Corporation v. Henry E. Davis2013
New York Law JournalHSBC Bank USA, N.A., et al., Plaintiff v. Andre Abass, et al., Defendants, 11254/20082012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Catholic University of AmericaPoliticsMA - Masters2003
Catholic University of AmericaPoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Role of the Referee in a Mortgage ForeclosureForeclosure2014