Areas of Practice

 A two attorney, General Practice Law Firm, with a focus in: 

  • Estates
  • Estate Planning - including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, etc.
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law - including Violations such as Traffic Tickets
  • Corporate Law - including LLCs, PLLCs, Corporations, etc.
  • Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Guardianships

Among other matters. 


Meet Our Team

John "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 20 wonderful years, and counting!

Sylvia R. Kays - Legal Assistant

Sylvia grew up in Oswego, New York and is a graduate of Mexico High School.  She then went on to attend Cayuga Community College, graduating with an Associates Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences.  Sylvia recently made a major career shift from the medical field to the legal field when she joined the practice back in May of 2016 and has been thriving ever since.  Sylvia lives in Gorham with her husband Conor and their son Kaden.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and kayaking. The Schuppenhauer Law Firm is proud to have called Sylvia one of our team members for 3 wonderful years!

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".


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Phone, Fax & Email

Phone: (585) 394-0570

Fax: (585) 394-5136



35 South Main Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424, United States


Open today

08:00 am – 05:00 pm