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Jennifer A. Shoemaker


Rochester, NY

(585) 258-2821


Family and work—two of the most important areas of life come under Jennifer’s purview as a practicing attorney. She represents clients across the spectrum of family law issues, including divorce, custody, support actions, the negotiation of separation agreements, adoptions, and prenuptial agreements. Jennifer is certified as a mediator, a collaborative divorce attorney and is a member of the Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area (CLARA).

In addition to her family law practice, Jennifer represents private and public-sector clients in a variety of litigation and employment matters, including representation of employers with respect to collective bargaining and other union issues. Jennifer helps clients with contract disputes, tort claims, discrimination, retaliation, union avoidance, workplace issues, and harassment. She also represents clients in complex national liability litigation and has conducted jury trials, bench trials and arbitration proceedings. Jennifer appears in both federal and state courts and before various government and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York Division of Human Rights, OSHA, and the Department of Labor.

Jennifer has authored several employment law-related articles and is a regular lecturer for the Society of Human Resource Management. Her extensive background in general litigation, dispute settlement, and arbitration diplomacy, coupled with her empathy, are significant assets to her clients.


Boston College Law School, J.D.

Ithaca College, B.S.


New York State


US Court of Appeals Second Circuit

US District Court for the Western District of NY

US District Court for the
Eastern District of NY

US District Court for the
Northern District of NY

US District Court for the
Southern District of NY

US District Court - District of Massachusetts


A member of the New York State, Monroe County, and Wayne County Bar Associations, Jennifer also serves as a member of the ARC of Monroe Board of Directors. She is a member of the Genesee Valley Society of Human Resources Management and a member of the Association of Collaborative Family Law Attorneys (CLARA). Jennifer is past President of the Board of Directors of Camp Stella Maris and the former Co-President of the Harris Hill Parent Teacher Association.


Jennifer has been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for her work in Civil Rights Law. She has also been selected as an Upstate New York Super Lawyers honoree from 2021-2023. In 2022 and 2023, Jennifer was named to The Daily Record's Power 20 in Family Law lists.

In 2018, Jennifer was listed in Top Verdict’s Top 20 Jury Verdicts in the United States – Labor & Employment, which lists the Top 20 plaintiff’s labor and employment jury verdicts obtained in the United States comprising of various matters tried in either state or federal courts.

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