PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we offer clients the choice of meeting with us other than in-person, including via video, telephone and email. See further details.
Shaw & Murphy Law Firm
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Ithaca Office

Ithaca Office

We’re a general practice law firm focused on providing high-caliber, personal and commercial legal service to clients in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier of New York.

We are a general practice for a reason: We believe clients benefit from a broad view of the law. We understand, for example, how divorce, custody, visitation, and child support impact your business, or how buying a house can also impact your estate planning.

Our lawyers and paralegals work together to provide clients with cost-effective solutions. We offer our wide experience in many areas of the law and our varied life experiences as tools for our clients. We then actively listen to clients to identify their needs and collaborate with them to find appropriate, comprehensive solutions that meet the client’s goals.

See the “Contact Us” page or call us to put our experience to work for you.


We have resumed normal office hours with full staff at our Ithaca office.  Our Groton office is open Monday to Thursday.

We are happy to meet with you in-person at either of our offices.  However, because COVID-19 is still active, we still ask visitors to confirm they have no COVID symptoms and to wear a mask while in the office.  If you are not able to comply with these steps, we can work with you to meet in some other way.

If you have any COVID symptoms or feel sick, please do not come to our office, even to deliver or sign documents.  Alternatives are available for signing documents other than meeting in-person.  Call for details.

Although Courts are re-opening in general, many are still holding appearances virtually.  We will work with you on a case-by-case basis.

Real estate closings are still primarily being done through email and mail.  We will generally continue closings in that manner, subject to exceptions for particular situations.

We will continue to update our COVID-19 policies as the pandemic continues.  In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!

Questions?  Please call us at 607-273-2900 or email us at [email protected] or [email protected].

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Shaw & Murphy Law Firm

Ithaca Office
The Frontenac Building
109 East Seneca St
Ithaca, New York 14850

Phone: (607) 273-2900
Fax: (607) 273-2933
E-mail: [email protected]

Groton Office
170 Main Street
Groton, NY 13073

Phone: (607) 898-3190
Fax: (607) 898-3765
E-mail: [email protected]

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