Elizabeth A. Genung

Elizabeth A. Genung

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Phone: (315) 422-1311
Fax: (315) 479-7612
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Genung joined Melvin & Melvin, PLLC in 1999 and works primarily in the areas of commercial construction law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and appeals. She advises clients that range in size from small contractors to multi-national corporations and sureties, and everything in between. Ms. Genung assists clients with contract formation, bid protests, preventing and preserving claims, breach of contract, and litigation. She is also knowledgeable about employment issues that arise in the construction context, whether it is a public or private project.

Ms. Genung also works extensively in the area of general commercial litigation. She has assisted clients in cases involving the Lanham Act, contract disputes, employment issues, real estate disputes, and collections.

Ms. Genung also has extension experience prosecuting and defending against civil appeals. She also advises clients on employment agreements, Export Control Act issues, trust and estates litigation, and commercial trucking traffic violations.

From 1991 to 1995, Ms. Genung worked at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Jackson & Campbell, P.C. She assisted with complex litigation defending one of the world’s largest insurance companies against claims by its insureds seeking insurance coverage for environmental clean-up activities and noise-induced hearing loss in railroad workers.


  • Syracuse University (J.D., 1998, cum laude)
  • Syracuse University (B.A, 1989)

Honors and Affiliations

  • Law, Technology & Management Certificate
  • Syracuse Journal of Legislation and Policy, Managing Editor
  • Cali Award, Evidence
  • Cali Award, Advanced Legal Research


  • 2019, Pennsylvania
  • 2015, United States District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Western District, New York
  • 2001, United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • 2000, United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • 1999, New York

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
    • Construction Law Forum
    • Litigation Section
    • Center for Professional Responsibility
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
  • Onondaga County Bar Association