Robert Lydford has over 14 years experience and has served as the Managing Partner of the Grasso Law Firm for almost 5 years. Before joining the Grasso Law Firm, Mr. Lydford practiced at a large national law firm defending personal injury and wrongful death cases. Following law school, Mr. Lydford gained invaluable experience working in a large prestigious law firm based in Syracuse, New York.

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.

  • 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
Court Admissions
  • Arizona
  • 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
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