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Stephen L. Lockwood was born in Utica, New York on January 1, 1942. He attended Wesleyan University from which he graduated in 1964 with a B.A. with Honors in English. He then attended Albany Law School of Union University graduating in 1967 with the degree of Juris Doctor. Mr. Lockwood is a third generation attorney. Both his father, Bert B. Lockwood, and his grandfather, William F. Dowling, served on the New York Supreme Court. Mr. Lockwood has served as legal counsel and board member of many not-for-profit corporations over the years and is a past president and current board member of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees since 1980. Mr. Lockwood is the managing partner of Stephen L. Lockwood, P.C., a general practice law firm.




Corporations and Limited Liability Companies including incorporations, limited liability organizations, acquisitions, mergers, consolidations and dissolutions of for- profit and not-for-profit corporations; joint ventures and affiliations; consultations re all corporate matters;

Real Estate Transactions including commercial and residential sales and purchases, transfers to and from trusts;

Litigation including practice before Federal and New York Courts and administrative tribunals;

Estates including probate and estate administration, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care proxies.




Specialized in health care law with representation of hospitals, laboratories and other health care providers; representation of complementary and alternative physicians; civil rights cases with particular emphasis in police misconduct litigation.

Adjunct Professor, Constitutional Law, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2009.


Principal Attorney in several important civil rights cases including:

Sarus v. Rotundo, 831 F.2d 397 (2d Cir. 1987);

Hassan v. Fraccola, 851 F.2d 602;

Hogan v. Franco, 896 F. Supp. 1313;

Bersani v. Town of Cicero, 199 A.D. 1003;

Carney v. City of Utica, 148 A.D. 2d 927;

Saarinen v. Kerr, 84 N.Y. 2d 494;

Salamacha v. Lynch, 165 F. 3d 14;

Czarecki v. Scherer, 64 F. Supp 2d 92;

Clark v. New York Telephone Co., 52 A.D. 2d 1030;

Davis v. City of Utica, 41 F.3d 1502

Jones v. City of Utica, unreported;

Gant v. Novello, 302 A.D. 2d 690




Presented testimony before New York State Senate and Assembly Joint Hearings On Police Misconduct; Presented comment and position memoranda to New York State Curran Commission investigating policing matters; Presented testimony to the White House Commission on Complementary And Alternative Medicine Policy (Jan. 2001); Presented testimony at a Joint Hearing of the New York State Assembly Committees On Health, Higher Education and Codes (Jan. 2002)




“Since I Was Five”, a collection of poems, 1979;

Co-Author with Frank Anechiarico, “The Responsibility of the Police Command for Street-Level Action,” Buffalo Law Review 1991;

“Who’s Policing The Utica Police: A Lesson In Accountability”, Corn Hill Speaks,

Vol. 2, No. 3;

“Affirmative Action Now Equals Diversity”, Utica Phoenix, November 2003;

“Academic Freedom”, Utica Phoenix, April 2005

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