Shawn W. Yerdon

Shawn W. Yerdon

Troy, New York

Born in Ithaca NY. Member of a family of seven with four siblings. Graduated high school in Mississauga Ontario Canada with an OAC diploma and thereafter attended University in Ashland, Ohio before attending Albany Law School. Began working immediately in the field of Workers' Compensation and has remained since. Lives locally with his wife, Erin and two children Bailey and Liam. Is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, hunting and riding ATV's. Although initially represented claimant's he has defended for the last decade, cases exclusively for the benefit of employers and insurance carriers.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Workers Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2001


  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
    • B.S. - 1996
    • Major: Criminal Justice & Sociology


  • Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation in New York, Sterling Education Services, 2004 - Present
  • Settlement Valuations of Workers' Compensation Claims in New York, Albany 6 Claims Association, 2011 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Albany County Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Albany County Claims Association, Member, 2010 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Welt, Gabriels & Schunk, LLP, Attorney, 2001 - 2003