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Robert Lydford

Managing Partner

Robert Lydford joined Grasso Law Firm in 2019 from the Phoenix office of a large national law firm where he defended numerous personal injury and wrongful death actions in a dynamic environment. Mr. Lydford had previously gained invaluable experience working for a large, prestigious law firm based in Syracuse, New York following law school.

Before entering law school, Mr. Lydford was a manufacturing engineering manager with Briggs & Stratton’s Power Products Group in Munnsville, New York. Mr. Lydford also worked in human services as a residential counselor for adults with mental health and substance abuse issues before working in manufacturing. Throughout his early career, Mr. Lydford proudly served in the New York Army National Guard as a member of a medical platoon, headquarters company, light infantry battalion, 27th Infantry Brigade.

Mr. Lydford has used his varied work and life experience to successfully defend a wide range of clients in general liability, product liability, professional malpractice, and workers’ compensation matters. Mr. Lydford’s clients have included national retail, hotel, resort and restaurant chains; international product manufacturers; heavy equipment suppliers; trucking companies; municipalities; real estate agents; attorneys; horse farms; construction contractors; health care providers; medical transportation companies; individual homeowners; and local businesses.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Lydford enjoys activities with his family, including attending and participating in various sporting events, hiking, and tending to their foster dogs and puppies. He also enjoys activities with the Arizona Chapter of the Syracuse University Alumni Association.

Court Admissions

New York
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona
Arizona Chapter of the Syracuse University Alumni Association


City of Utica, New York, Corporation Counsel


J.D., magna cum laude, Syracuse University: Order of the Coif; Justinian Honor Society
M.S. Business Management, State University of New York Institute of Technology: Par Technology Corporation Award Outstanding Graduate
B.S. Finance, summa cum laude, Arizona State University: Zions First National Bank Outstanding Finance Graduate

Military Service

Medical Specialist, Sergeant, Army National Guard New York: Army Achievement Medal; Aid to Civil Authorities Award; Primary Leadership Development Course; National Defense Service Medal

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