Curriculum Vitae

Damon R. Maher

Cell: (917) 685-1001

Professional Experience

  • 1982 – Present LEVY DAVIS & MAHER: Managing Partner in Manhattan Law firm concentrating in commercial litigation; business Receivables collections; and enforcement of wage and hour claims for low-wage employees (minimum wage, overtime, tip pooling); admitted to New York State and local federal bars.
  • 1980 – 1982 HART & HUME: Associate in law firm concentrating in building construction litigation.
  • 1979 – 1980 W. R. GRACE & CO.: Law Clerk in real estate division of corporate legal department, analyzing and drafting retail shopping center leases.
  • 1977 – 1978 FOX GLYNN & MELAMED: Law Clerk in office suite of several law firms, doing legal research, drafting and mail-room management.


  • 1980 FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, J.D., top 25% of class (member, Fordham Urban Law Journal).
  • 1977 YALE UNIVERSITY, B.A., in Russian and Eastern European studies.
  • 1973 ARCHBISHOP STEPINAC H.S., White Plains, NY, Valedictorian.
  • 1969 ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA SCHOOL, West Harrison (Silver Lake), NY

Community Activities & Affiliations

  • New Rochelle Public Library (Elected trustee since September 2014; facilitated resolution of sensitive Personnel Committee matters including new Collective Bargaining Agreement as Chair of Personnel Committee; revised numerous Library policies and procedures as Policy Committee Chair; researched and contacted various counsel for potential representation re RDRXR project).
  • New Rochelle Bar Association (current Board member; Chair of Nominating
  • Committee; volunteer arbitrator in New Rochelle City Court; increased scholarship award pool).
  • NewRo Runners (current Vice-President; 2012 Founders Award Winner; 2014 Most Improved Award; 2016 Runner of the year; Paine to Paine Trail Half Marathon and North Avenue Mile volunteer committees benefitting Hope Community Services, NR Campership Fund and My Sisters Place).
  • New Rochelle Democratic Committee (CD 6 Council District Leader).
  • NewRo Against Racism (original member; collaborated in successful effort to have New Rochelle City Council adopt Youth/Police Initiative and My Brother’s Keeper).
  • Yale Alumni Fund (current class agent and former board member; Chairman’s Award winner).
  • Adoptive Parents Committee, Legislative group (lobbied for positive adoption language and adoptive rights for non-traditional families)
  • Coalition for Mutual Respect
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Giving Circle of Lower Westchester (Grant Committee member for local soup kitchens & food pantries)
  • Holy Family Church (parishioner)
  • New York Democratic Lawyers Council (protecting voters’ rights)
  • New York State Bar Association, General practice section member
  • New York Road Runners
  • New Rochelle Snow Angels (shoveling volunteer)
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle Community Garden (volunteer benefitting Hope Soup Kitchen)
  • Transportation Alternatives (bicycle advocate)
  • Westchester Foster Families (former board member)
  • Westchester Jewish Basketball League (former coach)
  • Yale Big Brothers/Big Sisters (former mentor and Exec. Director)
  • Yale Class of ‘77 Library Fund
  • Youth Baseball of New Rochelle (former coach)
  • Youth Basketball of New Rochelle (former coach)
  • Youth Soccer of New Rochelle/New Rochelle F.C. (Former head coach and Vice Pres. of travel team board; worked with public officials on development of new fields and facilities)


Life-long Westchester County resident, in New Rochelle since 1994 with wife, Deborah Levy Maher, who is a local Certified Financial Planner professional, Treasurer of Coalition for Mutual Respect, active member of Temple Israel worship committee and the Inter-Religious Council of New Rochelle, and volunteer at Lincoln and Ward community gardens; and three now-grown children who all attended New Rochelle public schools pre-K through 12th grade. Avid runner, cyclist, Long Island Sound kayaker and crossword puzzle competitor.


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