Duwaine Bascoe

Associate
160 Linden Oaks
Suite E
Rochester, NY 14625

Tel: (585) 218-9999
Fax: (585) 218-0562
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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Collection Matters
  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Commercial and Corporate Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Labor
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Lien Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury

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Duwaine Bascoe

Associate

Duwaine Bascoe is an Associate in the Rochester office of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP. His practice focuses on litigation, specifically commercial/business, debt collection, workers’ compensation, asset recovery, labor and employment, personal injury and medical malpractice.

Prior to joining Abrams Fensterman, Mr. Bascoe was a litigation associate at a prominent Rochester firm engaged in all facets of litigation and served on the firm’s diversity committee.

Mr. Bascoe has been named 2016 “Forty Under 40” by the Rochester Business Journal, 2015 “Emerging Bar Leader” by the Monroe County Bar Association, 2015 “Excellence in Law Up and Coming Attorneys” by The Daily Record and “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Black Lawyers.

Mr. Bascoe received a J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School where he was a recipient of the Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award presented by Western New York Trial Lawyers Association; the Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize Award; and the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Outstanding Performance Award. He was a National Trial Team Member; Treasurer for UB Law Black Law Student Association; Clerk for Buffalo Environmental Law Journal; Clerk for Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law, and Social Policy; and Frederick Douglas Moot Court Executive Board Member. Mr. Bascoe received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Morehouse College.

He is admitted to practice in New York State, Western District of New York, Northern District of New York, and Bankruptcy Court of Western District of New York.

Bar Associations

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York
  • Bankruptcy Court of Western District of New York.

Education

  • University at Buffalo Law School, JD
  • Morehouse College
    • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award from Monroe County Bar Association - 2018
  • Trailblazer Award from the University of Buffalo - 2018
  • “Forty Under 40” by the Rochester Business Journal - 2016
  • “Emerging Bar Leader” by the Monroe County Bar Association - 2015
  • “Excellence in Law Up and Coming Attorneys” by The Daily Record - 2015
  • “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Black Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Monroe County Bar Association Diversity Committee
    • Diversity Clerkship Program
      • Chair - 2015 - Present
      • Executive Committee Member - 2013 - 2015
    • Retention and Inclusion Sub-Committee
      • Sub-Committee Chair - 2016 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
    • Board of Trustees Member - 2017 - Present
  • Rochester Black Bar Association (“RBBA”)
    • President - 2017 - 2018
    • President-Elect and Chair of RBBA Awards Ceremony - 2015 - 2016
    • VP of Programs, and Co-Chair of 20th Anniversary Awards Gala - 2014 - 2015
    • Delegate to the National bar Association - 2013 - 2014
  • Black Professional Collaboration
    • Co-Founder - 2017 - Present
  • Action for a Better Community (“ABC”)
    • Member of ABC Foundation Board - 2016 - 2018
  • Campaign For Justice
    • Cabinet Member - 2016 - Present
  • The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY
    • Board of Directors Member - 2017 - Present
  • Lawyers Coalition on Racial Justice
    • Board Member - 2017 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
  • 2015 – 2016 Co-Chair of Nominations
  • 2014 – 2015 Co-Chair of Membership & Recruitment
  • 2013 – 2014 Co-Chair of Social Networking

Publications and Media

Documentary About 13th Amendment Should Make You Uncomfortable, Featured, The Daily Record (August 2018)

Law Firms Create Pathways for Minority Students to Participate, Quoted, Rochester Business Journal (August 2018)

Improving Diversity in the Legal Profession, interviewed by WXXI News Rochester (July 2018)