Jesse B. Baldwin

Jesse B. Baldwin

Buffalo, New York

Jesse Baldwin represents professionals, hospitals, municipalities, and other organizations and individuals in litigation matters from commencement through trial. He has tried cases in New York State and Federal District Courts. He also advises charter schools in general matters including relations with school districts, charter renewals, compliance with the Dignity for All Students Act, FERPA, IDEA, General Municipal Law, Open Meetings Law, and other regulations. Mr. Baldwin has served as a presenter/instructor at the Erie County Police Academy Supervisor's School for the past two years, and has trained hundreds of police officers on liability issues and risk management in policing.

Mr. Baldwin served as lead counsel for several defendant law firms in a special proceeding brought by New York State seeking to vacate over $100 Million in judgments. He regularly represents two national retailers, and several manufacturers, in litigated matters across New York State.

Mr. Baldwin serves on the board of directors of Community Connections of New York, and is a past President of the UB Law Alumni Association's GOLD Group. He has been designated as a Rising Star in the field of Professional Liability by Super Lawyers magazine.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical and Professional Liability Defense
  • General Negligence
  • Municipal Liability and Civil Rights
  • Education and Charter School Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2013


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 2004
    • Law Review: Buffalo Law Review, Articles Editor, 2002 - 2004
  • SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York
    • B.A. cum laude - 2001
    • Major: Political Science


  • Police Civil Liability for First Line Supervisors, Erie County Police Academy, 2013 - 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2017 - Present
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2013 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Erie County Bar Association , Member, 2014 - 2015
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 2004 - 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Damon Morey LLP, Partner, 2012 - 2014
  • Damon Morey LLP, Associate, 2004 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Connections of New York - Board Member, 2013 - 2015
  • UB Law Alumni Association - GOLD Group President, 2010 - 2011

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