Scott Barbour -

Scott A. Barbour

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    ALBANY Office:
    One Commerce Plaza
    19th Floor
    Albany, NY 12260

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Scott Barbour -

Scott A. Barbour


Mr. Barbour concentrates his practice representing corporate and institutional clients involved in various civil and commercial litigation including railroad, products liability and contract litigation. He also has extensive trial and appellate experience in both the federal and state courts throughout New York with emphasis on matters pending in federal courts.  He has an active ADR practice as he is regularly selected to act as a mediator or arbitrator for pending cases.

Representative Accomplishments
  • Nesom v. Straney
    The trial court granted summary judgement to the plaintiff in an interpleader action on the effect of a prior divorce agreement on the designation of beneficiaries.  This was affirmed on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • John Higgins v. Consolidail, et al. 

    The trial court dismissed the plaintiff's claim at the conclusion of a jury trial.  This dismissal was affirmed on appeal.

  • Jason Haas v. Delaware & Hudson Railway
    The court affirmed the granting of summary judgment in favor of the defendant railroad due to plaintiff's failure to produce evidence that defendant failed to exercise reasonable care and plaintiff's failure to offer proof of actual or constructive notice of the defective condition.


Mr. Barbour is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.


Mr. Barbour is co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Northern District of New York; Mediator for the United States District Court, Northern District of New York; Mediator for New York Supreme Court, 4th Department; and is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. Mr. Barbour has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for Commercial Litigation in Albany, NY.  


Mr. Barbour graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. Barbour received his Bachelor of Science from the Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, graduating magna cum laude.  

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