McConville Considine Cooman & Morin
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McConville Considine Cooman & Morin
Paul Barden

25 E Main St
Rochester NY 14614
(585) 546-2500

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McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C.

MCCM Law Firm
Since its founding in 1979, our Rochester, New York law firm has carefully built a reputation for providing quality legal services to businesses and individuals throughout New York State. Our reputation is based not only on our demonstrated legal expertise, but is also reflective of our character as people.

McConville, Considine has a proud tradition of developing and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients. We are committed to listening and understanding their point of view and goals as we work not only to solve their most pressing legal issues, but also to plan for and manage risks, provide support while they seek out business opportunities, and look for ways to use the law to their advantage. We partner with our clients and their other trusted advisors to develop practical solutions that are customized to their specific needs.

But we know that our clients appreciate another key difference with us: We care about what happens to them, their businesses, and their families while we work on resolving a legal issue together. We are all "real people" solving real problems every day.

Thank you for your interest in our firm. We welcome the opportunity to work with you.

McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C. is a full service law firm based in Rochester, New York, that has been providing quality legal services to businesses and individuals for over 30 years.

The firm first opened its doors in 1979 with four attorneys and two support staff members. Throughout the years the firm has had many distinguished "alumni" attorneys who have served the community in a variety of governmental capacities, including a United States District Court Judge, several state and local judges, and a New York State Senator. From our firm's modest beginning, we have carefully grown to include over a dozen attorneys and a full paralegal and support staff. The firm is large enough to provide the necessary expertise in a broad range of practice areas, yet small enough to allow us to provide prompt, personal attention to our clients.

Our experienced lawyers handle transactions, strategize business opportunities, solve problems, prepare estate plans, negotiate deals and litigate claims. We have been where you are before and we draw on that wealth of experience to guide you through your legal issues. Our attorneys are accomplished in their fields, having lectured frequently on a wide variety of legal issues. We also work hard to keep abreast of the ever-changing laws and regulations that affect our clients.

Our clients are diverse. They include individuals, numerous manufacturing and service industry businesses, local governments, health care professionals and provider groups, facilities and associations. Although many of our clients are located throughout Upstate New York, we also represent clients in Downstate New York and New England. We also serve as local counsel to a many out-of-state clients and their attorneys who have litigation pending in Western New York courts.

We understand that while you are dealing with serious legal issues, you do not have an unlimited budget with which to achieve your legal goals. We have chosen to maintain a cost-effective overhead structure, deliberately maintaining our office in an historic office building. We have also invested in state-of-the art communications and case management technologies that allows us to work efficiently while still providing the highest level of service. These choices are reflected in our fees and expenses, resulting in cost savings for our clients without sacrificing the quality of the work.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you. Please visit our Practice Areas pages to learn more about our areas of practice, or contact us at 585.546.2500 for more information.

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Paul G. Barden

Main Phone: 585.546.2500

Direct Dial: 585.512.3509

Bar Admissions

  • New York (1992)
  • U.S. Army Court of Military Review (1993)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York (1998)


  • Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., 1992)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (B.S., magna cum laude, 1989)
  • Monroe Community College (A.S., magna cum laude, 1986)

Relevant Experience

Paul joined the firm as an associate in the summer of 1998, became a partner in 2001, and served as the firm's managing partner from 2007 to 2014. He is a member of the litigation department and focuses his practice on personal injury litigation, health care law, and tax certiorari matters.

Professional Affiliations

Paul is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association (Public Education Committee [1999-2001], Fee Arbitration Committee [2002-2010]), New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Association of the United States Army and the American Legion.  Paul is also a member of the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.


Paul grew up in Pittsford, New York, where he graduated from Mendon High School in 1983. He received an associate degree in criminal justice from Monroe Community College, a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Rochester Institute of Technology and his juris doctorate degree from Albany Law School.

Paul entered the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps ("JAG") after his admission to the New York bar and served in a variety of legal assignments during his six-year tour on active duty. He served in the 82d Airborne Division and the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and the U.S. Army Claims Service at Fort Meade, Maryland. He continues to serve as a JAG officer in the U.S Army Reserve, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is currently assigned as the Staff Judge Advocate to the 98th Training Division.

Paul resides in Fairport with his wife Maria, and two daughters, Jessica and Lindsey. In their spare time, the family enjoys boating, biking and skiing.

Community Involvement

Paul is a parishioner with the St. John of Rochester church. He is also active with the Fairport Soccer Club and serves as its Tournament Director of Operations.

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