Robert D. Hooks


Robert D. Hooks



Direct: 585-987-2836
Fax: 585-445-2336

At a Glance

Robert D. Hooks is a Partner in the firm where he is a member of the Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Financial Recovery and Construction Practice Groups. He has a broad-based business and commercial litigation practice, concentrating on complex commercial litigation matters, construction disputes, real estate issues, business contracts and debt recovery matters. In addition, Mr. Hooks has also represented numerous insureds in actions against insurance companies following their denial of coverage. Mr. Hooks has tried and obtained numerous jury verdicts at the state and federal level.



  • Listed in the current edition of the "Best Lawyers in America" and "Super Lawyers" magazine.
  • "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest honor in his field.


Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., Magna Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian

Harpur College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

State of New York

United States District Courts for the Northern and Western District of New York

Key Representative Matters

  • Successfully prosecuted breach of contract and fraud claims against two prominent state banks (obtaining settlement in excess of $1 million each).
  • Successfully represented a national telecommunications company in a warranty claim against the manufacturer of cell towers (obtaining settlement in excess of $700,000).
  • Obtained an arbitration award in excess of $1 million dollars against the manufacturer of high speed trains in a breach of contract dispute.
  • Successfully enjoined the world's largest retailer from expanding a store location in contravention of its lease.
  • Successfully dismissed multiple homeowners' association actions against the builders/sponsors seeking damages in the millions.
  • Litigated payment claims against several national surety companies in state and municipal construction projects.
  • Defended national surety companies in payment claims involving state and municipal construction projects.
  • Received substantial trial verdict against an architect for professional errors and omissions.
  • Represented multiple school districts in construction disputes.
  • Represented numerous manufacturers in business disputes with commercial suppliers, vendors and customers, both at common law and pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Extensive real estate litigation experience (including adverse possession actions, boundary line disputes, commercial evictions, real estate purchases, actions for waste, partition, trespass, etc).
  • Extensive construction litigation experience.

Professional Affiliations

Member of the American and New York State Bar Associations.

Practice Areas: Appellate Litigation • Business Litigation • Construction & Surety Law Litigation • Construction Law • Creditors' Rights • Debt Collection and Asset Recovery • Landlord - Tenant • Real Estate Litigation