Chad W. Flansburg, Phillips Lytle Partner

Chad W. Flansburg

(585) 238-2009
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Mr. Flansburg is a trial attorney representing clients across multiple industries. He has appeared in state and federal courts, and has tried business, construction, civil rights, insurance, negligence, product liability, real property, municipal liability, and § 1983 liability cases to verdict or final judgment. Mr. Flansburg has significant arbitration experience, as well as first chair trial experience in both state and federal courts. He has also litigated international disputes.

While he has litigated and tried cases to successful result for clients in a number of industries, Mr. Flansburg’s practice has concentrated in recent years on cases relating to commercial and business disputes, real property disputes, construction, foreclosure, employee disloyalty matters and insurance coverage work, as well as general corporate and business law. Additionally, he has considerable appellate experience, having briefed and argued many cases at the Appellate Division, as well as before the New York Court of Appeals. He has also represented police officers in civil rights matters.

Additional areas of expertise include:

  • Trade secrets and protective order issues;
  • Expert witness development and challenges;
  • Corporate witness preparation, presentation and examination;
  • Depositions and witness interviews and development;
  • Coordination of cases with nationwide counsel; and
  • Data security and privacy experience, including assisting clients with crisis planning and data breach response and notification.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Honors & Awards

  • Up & Coming Attorney, The Daily Record, 2008
  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2011-2013


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2002
  • Virginia Military Institute, B.A. (International Studies), 1998

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
  • Monroe County Bar Association
    • Litigation Council, Member
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Criminal Justice Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section

Representative Cases

  • RES Exhibit Servs., LLC v. Genesis Vision, Inc., 155 A.D.3d 1515 (4th Dep’t 2017)
  • Bero Family P’ship v. Elardo, 122 A.D.3d 1279 (4th Dep’t 2014)
  • Xtreme Xhibits, Inc. v. N. Am. Specialty Ins. Co., Index No. 2011-2290, Index No. 12-2075 (Sup. Ct. Monroe Cty. Dec. 31, 2014)
  • RES Exhibit Servs., LLC v. Tecan Grp., Ltd., Index No. 2009/13815 (Sup. Ct. Monroe Cty. Feb. 21, 2014)
  • Doe v. State of New York, UID # 2010–042–503, Claim No. 111417, Motion No. M–77111  (N.Y. Ct. Cl. 2010)
  • RES Exhibit Servs., L.L.C. v. Tecan Grp., Ltd., 09-CV-6659 (W.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • In re Estate of Randall, 73 A.D.3d 1465 (4th Dep’t 2010)
  • Henrietta Piping, Inc. v. Antetomaso & Micca Grp. L.L.C., 67 A.D.3d 1375 (4th Dep’t 2009)
  • Murphy v. Fairport Central School District, 48 A.D.3d 1037 (4th Dept. 2008)
  • Lopez v. Flight Services & Systems, Inc., 2008 WL 203028 (WDNY 2008)
  • Kost v. Wild Wood Rush, Inc., 2008 WL 2315657 (4th Dept. 2008)
  • Moran v. Erk, 45 A.D.3d 1329 (4th Dept. 2007), lv. to appeal granted
  • People v. Estrella, 48 A.D.3d 1283 (4th Dept. 2007), lv. to appeal granted
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church v. Little Giant Manufacturing Co., Inc., 28 A.D.3d 1173 (4th Dept. 2006)

Present Activities

  • Monroe County Bar Center for Education, Evidence Institute, Co-Chair 
  • Genesee Valley Master’s Swimming Club

Past Activities

  • Ontario County Republican Committee
  • FoodLink, Inc.
    • Board of Directors
    • Secretary
    • Executive Committee Member
  • Town of Farmington
    • Town Board of Assessment Review, Member
  • Farmington Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Farmington Republican Committee