David M. Roach, came aboard in the year 2008, bringing with him extensive litigation experience gained over many years of representing large corporations for a Chicago, Illinois firm. A native of Rochester, Dave returned to Western New York with the dual interests of diversifying his practice and settling down close to his family.
Dave is adept in representing municipal, corporate and individual clients in matters ranging from site plan review and variance applications, to commercial contract disputes and contract review, to divorce actions and family petitions. Dave has a passion for land use/real property litigation. He has successfully defended town and village boards, planning boards and zoning boards of appeal against a multitude of different Article 7 and Article 78 proceedings. He recently prevailed in an unprecedented dispute over a tax exemption statute that preserved tens of thousands of dollars in tax revenues for his municipal client.
Dave has successfully represented property owners in matters involving trespass; adverse possession; wrongful logging; illegal road abandonment; and zoning ordinance violations, to name a few. In the evening, Dave is often found serving as town or village prosecutor for more than ten municipalities in Wyoming and Genesee Counties.
Regardless of the type of matter or client, Dave’s overall practice style is hands-on and analytical. He navigates his clients through every stage of each matter, from beginning to end, as he approaches the law with precision to ensure clients receive the most favorable and just outcome.
In addition to the practice of law, Dave enjoys long distance running; playing guitar and drums; fishing; wine tasting in the Finger Lakes; political discussions; and above all, spending time with his wife Polly, son John David and daughter Viv.
Education: DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2001
S.U.N.Y. Oswego, B.A., Philosophy and Psychology, Dec 1996 (graduated, cum laude, in 31/2 years)
You can reach Dave at: 585-786-2110 or by email at: DRoach@DDiMatteoLaw.com