Shawn P. Hennessy

Shawn P. Hennessy

Shawn P. Hennessy Esq. is a member in good standing of the New York State bar. He practices in all areas of municipal civil litigation,  but concentrates mainly on defending the taxpayers of Erie County from personal injury actions and prisoner litigation under 42 USC section 1983. He is admitted to practice before all Courts in New York State, as well as Federal Court, including the Western District of New York, The Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Hennessy earned his Juris Doctor from the State University at Buffalo Law School and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Buffalo School of Social Work. He has taught many Continuing Legal Education classes including ones in Appellate Advocacy, Preservation, Bail and the Missing Witness Charge. He lives in Amherst, NY with his wife and son.


Phone: (716) 858-2208

Department of Law
Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Rm 1634
Buffalo, New York 14202