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Hancock Estabrook expands Ithaca office with addition of new attorney

By Eric Reinhardt


Hancock Estabrook, LLP, which is headquartered inside Axa Tower I in downtown Syracuse, says it has added an attorney to its office in Ithaca. (PHOTO CREDIT: HANCOCK ESTABROOK, LLP)

ITHACA — Hancock Estabrook, LLP says attorney Jacob McNamara recently joined the firm in its Ithaca office. 

McNamara came aboard as an associate in the litigation, corporate and trusts & estates practices, the firm announced. He joined Hancock Estabrook on Jan. 6 of this year, Renee Benda, the firm’s marketing director, tells CNYBJ in an email.

Hancock Estabrook’s Ithaca office is located in Gateway Center at 401 E. State St. in Ithaca. It opened in 2015. 

With McNamara’s addition, the Ithaca office now has five people working there, including four attorneys, per Benda’s email message. Hancock Estabrook now has an overall employee count of 130. The firm is headquartered at Axa Tower I at 100 Madison St. in Syracuse. 

McNamara focuses his law practice in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation, personal-injury defense, products-liability defense, and employment-law litigation, per his LinkedIn profile. McNamara has successfully represented clients through arbitrations, appeals, administrative hearings, and jury and nonjury trials.

He comes to Hancock Estabrook from Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk, LLP in Ithaca, where he was an associate attorney for more than seven years. McNamara also served as a law clerk at that firm for three years.

 “We are thrilled to have a highly respected attorney and active member of the Ithaca community like Jake McNamara join our team. His varied legal background and expertise will greatly enhance our capabilities to serve our clients across several key practice areas,” Timothy Murphy, managing partner of Hancock Estabrook, said in a statement.

McNamara received his J.D. from University at Buffalo School of Law and his bachelor’s degree, majoring in English literature, from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.       ν

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