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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 (C.L.A.R.A.).

In addition to her family law practice, Jennifer represents private and public-sector clients in a variety of litigation and employment matters, including contract disputes, tort claims, discrimination, retaliation, 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 President of the Board of Directors of Camp Stella Maris. She is a former Co-President of the Harris Hill Parent Teacher Association and member of the Association of Collaborative Family Law Attorneys. She recently became a member of the ARC of Monroe Board of Directors.


Jennifer was named to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America® for her work in Civil Rights Law. She was named to Super Lawyers for her work in family law and is listed in the 2018 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. In one such matter, her client was awarded over $7,000,000. She was selected a 2021 & 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. The group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Jennifer was also selected to the 2022 and 2023 The Daily Record Power 20 Family Law lists.


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