Charles E. Symons

Charles E. Symons



Charles E. Symons assists clients with matters involving labor and employment law, education law, constitutional law, and related civil litigation and administrative proceedings including:

Defending legal disputes involving employment law and student matters which often involve discrimination and constitutional claims. He also litigates contract disputes and defends school districts and BOCES clients in Article 78 Special Proceedings.

Representing clients in administrative proceedings before the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York State Education Department, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Education, and other administrative agencies.

Navigating the complex web of state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination and affirmatively require various types of accommodation for employees.

Guidance involving constitutional Free Speech rights, searches and seizures, or matters implicating Due Process rights.

Providing training on a broad array of topics relating to employment and education law. He is also approved by the New York State Education Department to provide Dignity for All Students Act training.

Symons regularly lectures on topics related to his practice areas.


Federal District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association for the Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York

Onondaga County Bar Association, the New York State Association of School Attorneys

New York State School Boards Association


Saint Lawrence University, magna cum laude

University of Cincinnati College of Law