James has litigated in federal and state courts throughout New York City and Long Island for nearly two decades. He has handled all aspects of the prosecution and defense of various cases. This has involved pre-suit attempts to avoid litigation, post-judgment appeals, and everything in between, such as managing large discovery production, taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, and conducting trials.

Education
JD, Brooklyn Law School, Moot Court Honor Society
BA, Binghamton University

Bar Admissions & Memberships
State of New York
Eastern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Northern District of New York 

Representative Matters Include:

  • Represented a homeowner in a dispute with a neighbor over title issues and adverse possession claims.
  • Represented various landlords in their efforts to evict non-paying or unwanted tenants, including advising them on the complexities arising from COVID-related changes to the law.
  • Represented a large institution with several properties for dozens of code violations issued by a local municipality.
  • Represented the owner of an apartment building against premises liability claims.
  • Represented an individual in the negotiation for the purchase of a small business.
  • Represented the seller of a contracting business in a breach of contract case against the purchaser.
  • Represented heirs in challenges to the probate of a will.
  • Represented a disabled veteran in his efforts to obtain social security disability benefits.
  • Represented a family facing foreclosure in having the case dismissed for the bank’s failure to comply with various statutory requirements.