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Rochester, NY general practice Attorney John Suda at the U.S. Federal Building
Rochester, NY general practice Attorney John Suda at the U.S. Federal Building




     About Attorney John Suda


-Law degree: SUNY Buffalo Law School 1978

-Advanced Graduate School degree Political Science SUNY Buffalo 1985

-BA degree SUNY Buffalo Political Science 1974



-Admitted to the Bar of New York State in 1979

-Admitted to practice in New York State and Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts-Western District of New York.

-Member New York State Bar Association since 1979

-Member Monroe County Bar Association since 1986

-Member Monroe County Bar Association Solo and Small Practice group since 2014


-Senior Staff attorney with UAW Legal Services Plans 1984-2014

-Independent Law Practitioner 1980-84


-Since 1984 make presentations of legal topics to employee and retirement groups (elder law and Medicaid planning, consumer rights, debt relief remedies, reverse mortgages,etc.) and debtor rights and remedies to Volunteer Legal Service Project clients

-1985 - Present Officer of AFSCME Local 3357 (affiliated with Rochester AFSCME Council 66):  Member of Executive Committee (except 1998-99),  Executive Board, Elections Committee (Chair), and Webmaster (


-1985 - 1992 President, AFSCME Local 3357, Staff Attorneys' Union. 

Negotiations Committee Chair 1985, 1988, 1991; member, 1994, 1997, 2012.


-1979-1984 Instructor at SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo State College, and Medaille College teaching law and political science courses.


Professional Organizations and Community:

-1985 - Present  Volunteer attorney with Volunteer Legal Services Project of Rochester, NY  (Make Debt Clinic presentations, handled Chapter 7 filings).

-1986 -Present Delegate, Rochester Labor Council

-1996 - Present: Write book reviews (computer/digital related, contemporary politics, and literary novels) for Prentice Hall, O’Reilly Media, Inc., Apress, Addison-Wesley, and others and publish on and  

-1985-present Member of Apple Computer Information and Data Exchange (a Monroe County-area computer user group.)

-2004–2011 Coached youth baseball and basketball teams in Greece Basketball Association, 40 and 1 (Rochester city), Wilson High School (associate and managed summer camps.)


Personal information:

I was raised in Olean, NY and attended Archbishop Walsh H.S. I lived in Buffalo, NY during my college years and then moved to Rochester, NY in 1984. 

My wife Laura and I have two college-aged children.

Revised 2/15