Shaw & Murphy, PLLC | Attorneys-At-Law
Shaw & Murphy, PLLC | Attorneys-At-Law

Natanya DeWeese

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Ithaca, NY





Natanya DeWeese joined Shaw & Murphy in 2015. After graduating from Cornell Law School, Ms. DeWeese clerked for the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Rochester, New York. After her clerkship, Ms. DeWeese worked in private practice in Rochester before coming to Shaw & Murphy.

Areas Of Practice

  • Student Misconduct/College Discipline Proceeding Defense
    • Title IX, including rape, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, & violations of no-contact orders
      • Findings of Not Responsible for students accused of rape, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and stalking
      • Findings of Not Responsible for employees accused of sexual assault
      • Represents students in complaints against colleges for their handling of Title IX proceedings with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
        • Successful challenge of a college’s handling of a Title IX complaint against a male student finding that the college discriminated against the student
        • Agreement through mediation that reduced the sanction imposed against a student and provided him with monetary compensation
    • Other Student Misconduct, including hazing, possession of drugs & controlled substances, weapon possession, fake ID, providing false information to the university, trespass, theft, and violations of the Code of Academic Integrity
      • Findings of Not Responsible for students accused of violating Code of Conduct, including charges of hazing, assault, and providing false information to the university, and Code of Academic Integrity violations
    • Represents student organizations accused of misconduct, including fraternities, sororities, and sports teams.
  • Civil Litigation
    • Personal Injury: achieved settlements for injuries from motor vehicle accidents
    • General civil litigation, including property and contract disputes
    • Appeals
  • Real Estate: Residential and Commercial
  • Family Law: Custody/Visitation, Child Support, Adoption, Family Offense
  • Contested and Uncontested Divorces
  • Criminal Defense: Felony, Misdemeanor, Violation, Traffic Infraction, DWI
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration (Probate), including contested probate proceedings
  • Non-Profit and Greek Organizations, including formation, dissolution, and general corporate work
  • Corporation/LLC Formation and Sale
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2013


  • Cornell Law School. J.D., 2012, concentration in Advocacy
    • Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, Managing Editor, 2011-2012
    • Legal Information Institute Supreme Court Bulletin, Managing Editor, 2011-2012
    • Prosecution Trial Clinic, Ithaca City Prosecutor’s Office, 2011-2012
    • Internship, Tompkins County Department of Social Services, 2011
  • Cornell University, B.S, with honors, Policy Analysis & Management, 2009
    • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, President, 2008-2009

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Tompkins County Bar Association
  • Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association, Secretary 2018-2022
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Title IX Attorney Alliance