Pappas, Cox, Kimpel, Dodd  Levine,  Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Victor J. Hershdorfer

Victor J. Hershdorfer   E:
P: 315-472-4481

Practice Areas
Personal Injuries
Business and Corporate Matters
Real Estate Law
– Commercial and Residential
Estate Planning
Probate and Estate Administration

Victor has joined the firm as a partner. He has many years of litigation experience, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, in personal injury litigation and insurance coverage disputes.

He counsels individuals and corporations in commercial matters, both in and out of the courtroom. His wide variety of business clients include: auto dealerships, manufacturers, contractors, restaurant operators, store-owners and members of the medical profession.

Along with an extensive residential and commercial real estate practice, Victor also handles wills, trusts, estate planning and administration from the smallest of estates to those worth millions of dollars. Each client’s personal needs and wishes are carefully analyzed to develop the best possible estate plan, regardless of its size.

He has served as a New York State Department of Insurance Master Arbitrator (No-Fault) since 1978 and has written several thousands of decisions relating to no-fault.

He also acts as a Referee for the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct and frequently serves as a mediator or arbitrator at the request of fellow attorneys or insurance company representatives in the Upstate New York area. His success rate as a mediator is over 90%.

Victor is a well-known expert on legal ethics, professional responsibility and attorney discipline, having lectured frequently for the New York State Bar Association as well as other organizations. His practice also includes representing attorneys at all stages of the disciplinary process, including preparation of responses and appearing before disciplinary committees.

  • Syracuse University A.B., 1958
  • Syracuse University L.L.B., 1960 (Order of Coif; Justinian Society)

Bar Admissions

  • All New York State Courts
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York


  • Onondaga County Bar Association
    • Director 1972-1975; 1986-1988
    • Chair, Professional Ethics & Responsibility Committee (1991 to present)
    • Chair, Grievance Committee (1975)
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Chair, Fifth District Grievance Committee (1976-1988)
    • Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation

Positions and Honors

  • Trustee, Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Syracuse, Inc.
  • Director, Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York Inc.
  • Recipient, Esther & Joseph Roth Award, Syracuse Jewish Federation
  • Statistician, Syracuse University Football, 1956 to present

Pappas, Cox, Kimpel,
Dodd & Levine, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
614 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Tel 315-472-4481
Fax 315-472-8299
Copyright 2012-2019

Practice Areas
Business Law,
    Corporations & Partnerships
Civil Rights
Construction Law
Criminal Law
Debt Collection
Disability &
    Social Security Law
Elder Law
Employee Benefits
Estate Planning
Practice Areas Cont...
Family Law
Federal Court Practice
Insurance Subrogation
Matrimonial Law
Medicaid &
    Asset Protection Planning
Personal Injury
Probate &
    Estate Administration
Real Estate, Commercial
Real Estate, Residential
Vehicle & Traffic Law/DWI
Workers’ Compensation
Zoning & Land Use
C. Andrew Pappas
David S. Kimpel
P. Douglas Dodd
Benjamin D. Levine
Thomas Givas
David P. Doherty
Victor J. Hershdorfer
Sherry R. Bruce