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Our History

Our Firm was founded in 1889 and has continuously maintained offices in downtown Syracuse since that time. Our partners have served as judges and public officers, including a New York State Commissioner of Taxation, a New York State Attorney General and a United States Congressman.

We were very excited to celebrate our 125th anniversary in 2014! 

Hancock Estabrook hosted a number of events and activities to commemorate this major milestone and to show our appreciation to our clients and the Central New York community for allowing us to provide them with excellent legal services for so many years.

In April 2014, to support the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center & National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hancock Estabrook purchased 125 pinwheels, displayed in our reception area.

Hancock Estabrook commissioned a series of advertisements to celebrate our 125th Anniversary. These ads were featured in various local publications and highlighted our history within the Central New York community.