We are currently open and happily serving our clients pursuant to Phase IV of the NY Forward Business Reopening Plan.
We are a two attorney, General Practice Law Firm with a focus in:
Among other matters.
John A. "Jack" Schuppenhauer - Attorney
John A. "Jack" Schuppenhauer grew up in Shortsville, New York and is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, Class of 1968. He went on to attend Ohio State University for his Bachelor of Arts, receiving his degree in 1972. He then completed his Masters in Public Administration, with honors, at Northeastern University in 1973 and continued on to law school, a graduate of Syracuse University School of Law. He received his Juris Doctor in 1976, with honors. Jack has been admitted to practice since 1977 and celebrated his 40th year as a practicing attorney in September 2017. Jack has been happily married for 33 years and has two daughters - Erika and Hilary. He has lived in Canandaigua for the past 40 years. Jack started The Schuppenhauer Law Firm in 1981 and has been a part time Canandaigua City Court Judge since 1996. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing; volunteering for local, statewide and national charitable organizations; and traveling.
Erika S. Schuppenhauer - Attorney
Erika grew up in Canandaigua and is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, Class of 2005. She then went on to attend Syracuse University, graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences and the world renowned Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs with a double degree Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Policy Studies, with a Concentration in Society and the Legal System in 2009, with honors. Erika completed Law School at SUNY Buffalo Law School, receiving her Juris Doctor in 2014. She has been admitted to practice since January of 2016 and eagerly joined the family practice in February of 2016. Erika recently bought her first home in Canandaigua, and is looking forward to making Canandaigua her forever home. In her free time, she enjoys renovating her home, spending time with family and friends, volunteering for local charitable organizations, traveling and spending time on beautiful Canandaigua Lake.
Joanne M. Bardun - Paralegal
Joanne grew up in Lakeville, New York and graduated from Livonia Senior High School. She lives with her husband Douglas and our loyal Office Mascot, Truman. Joanne has a rich history as a paralegal and focuses her efforts primarily on real estate transactions. In addition to working as a Paralegal for our firm, Joanne works as an Associate Real Estate Broker with a local real estate firm, which makes her that much more knowledgeable when it comes to assisting our clients with their real estate law needs. In her spare time, Joanne enjoys spending time with her sons, and her grandchildren - Onnolee, Zander and Zane. Painting, hiking and traveling with friends and family are her greatest joys. The Schuppenhauer Law Firm has been fortunate enough to have her on our team for 21 wonderful years, and counting!
Silvia R. Lindemann - Legal Assistant
Silvia grew up in Cranford, New Jersey and is a graduate of Cranford Senior High School. She went on to attend Katharine Gibbs College in Piscataway, New Jersey, graduating with a Certificate in Corporate Assistance. In 2012 Silvia, her husband Paul, and their son Daniel decided to move to New York so her husband could advance his career. Luckily for us, they loved the region so much, they decided to make it their forever home. Silvia has an extensive background in client services and front end management. She brings an air of professionalism and an unprecedented positive attitude to our Firm every single day. In Silvia's free time she is a very involved "hockey mom" - serving on the Board of the Canandaigua Knights. She is also an avid equestrian and has her own horse - an American Morgan Horse named "Cricket". Silvia loves to spend time boating and fishing with her family, decorative painting and creating stained glass. We are extremely excited that Silvia joined our team and we look forward to the years ahead!
Daryn M. Loy - Legal Intern
Daryn grew up in Canandaigua and is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, Class of 2013. She then went on to attend Nazareth College, graduating with honors with majors in Legal Studies and also in Environmental Science and Sustainability. Daryn also graduated with minors in Political Science, Biology, Communication and Rhetoric and Environmental Studies. While at Nazareth, Daryn co-founded the Nazareth College Law Club. After attaining her Bachelors Degree, Daryn then went on to law school and received her Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2020. Daryn has now joined our Firm for a third summer, while she studies for the New York State Bar Exam. In her free time, Daryn enjoys boating, gardening and volunteering with charitable organizations in the community. We are so very lucky to have her as a part of our team once again and wish her the best of luck on the 2020 Bar Exam.
Truman Bardun - Office Mascot
Truman is a 13 year old, allergy friendly, West Highland Terrier. He has been putting in a hard day's work at The Schuppenhauer Law Firm, almost every day, since he was 6 weeks old. I guess you could call him our "legal beagle".