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Natanya DeWeese






Natanya DeWeese, a native Ithacan, joined Shaw & Murphy in July 2015.  She graduated with honors from Cornell University in 2009 with a degree in Policy Analysis and Management, and from Cornell Law School in 2012.  While in law school, Ms. DeWeese served as the Managing Editor of both the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Legal Information Institute Supreme Court Bulletin.  Additionally, Ms. DeWeese was active in the Ithaca legal community through the Tompkins County Department of Social Services and the Ithaca City Prosecutor’s Office.

After graduating from law school, Ms. DeWeese clerked for the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Rochester, New York, where she worked on criminal, civil, and family court appeals.  After her clerkship, Ms. DeWeese engaged in private practice in Rochester, specializing in personal injury and insurance defense.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law/Matrimonial
  • Criminal Defense and Campus Disciplinary Proceeding Defense
  • Estate Planning and Administration (Probate)
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Real Estate
  • Corporation/LLC Formation
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2013


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • Minor: Advocacy
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Present
  • Tompkins County Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Finger Lakes Women's Bar Assoication, Member, Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, Member, Present
  • Cornell College of Human Ecology Young Alumni Council, Charter Member, Present
  • Cornell Law School Career Services Upstate New York Advisory Committee, Member, Present
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, Mu Chapter, President, former

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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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