Law Firm with a Strong Connection to Community Serving Ithaca and Upstate NY

Robert J. Clune

Managing Partner since 1978

  • Location: Ithaca, New York
  • Phone: 888-863-3341 / 607-273-3339
  • Fax: 607-273-4164
  • Email: Email Me

Robert Clune was born and raised in Endicott, New York. He holds an undergraduate degree from Niagara University and a law degree from Georgetown University. After law school, he attended the Wharton Graduate School of Business until he was called into military service.

After spending two years in the United States Army, he became a confidential law clerk to New York State Supreme Court Justice Harold E. Simpson from 1963-1965. He was a Tompkins County Assistant District Attorney from 1965-1978 and a partner with the firm of Mazza, Williamson and Clune from 1967-1980. Since 1980, he has been the managing partner at Williamson, Clune & Stevens.

He specializes in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance defense, domestic relations and education law.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the New York State
Bar Association and a Trustee of Niagara University.

Areas of Practice

Family Law
Criminal Law
Personal Injury — Defense
Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
Education Law
Insurance Defense
Medical Malpractice
Domestic Relations
Real Estate

Representative Clients

Security Mutual Insurance Company
Finger Lakes Fire & Casualty Company
Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca, Inc.


M&T Bank


Legal Ethics, New York State Bar Association, 2007
Trial Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2003

Past Employment Positions

New York State Supreme Court Justice Harold E. Simpson, Law Secretary, 1963 – 1965
Thaler & Thaler, Esq., Associate, 1966 – 1968
Mazza, Williamson & Clune, Esq., Partner, 1968 – 1977



Litigation Percentage

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Law Journal: Georgetown, Editor, 1959 – 1961

Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York
B.A. cum laude – 1958
Major: English

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities

Trustee, Niagara University, 2005 – 2013
Director, Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca, 1978 – Present
President, Tompkins County Bar Association, 1976

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Contact Our Firm For A Free Initial Consultation (on Personal Injury and Criminal Matters)

Please call Williamson, Clune & Stevens at 888-863-3341 / 607-273-3339 or contact us online to speak with our attorneys regarding your legal needs.