5.0 stars 13 totalReview James Fishman
I had a consultation with James Fishman who found a solution to my non-payment of rent case almost instantly after several lawyers had told me I was hopeless and turned me away. He negotiated with my landlord's attorney and got an even better deal than I had hoped for- everything I wanted and more! I recommend him strongly to anyone, he was very quick to find several strong responses and brought an immaculate defense for my case.
Thank you Jamie!
I hired James Fishman as he came highly recommended by another lawyer. I am grateful that I listened to the recommendation as James has been my lawyer now since 2008. My landlord is one of those that believes in harassing his tenants who live in rent stabilized apartments and his harassments included filing frivolous court papers which had not a single bearing of truth. My landlord thought that they could frighten me into leaving but I decided to fight and James fought alongside with me. James was honest, forthright, efficient, and was able to cut down the landlord’s lawyer in court so easily. My last court case which started in 2007 and ended in 2010. The reason why it even ended was a testament to James’ efficiency and most important of all his amazing attention to details. We won the case on a technicality that the landlord did not serve me papers in the appropriate time frame that the court deems necessary. They actually served me the papers 45 mins earlier than the required full 5 days. Only someone with James’ eagle eyes could have caught out something like this and so the entire case was dismissed because of 45 minutes. And so when the landlord decided it was time to harassment me again in 2014, there was never any doubt in my mind who I needed on my side of the corner to win yet another battle for me against my landlord. And this time, tired of the landlord’s relentless pursuit to get me out despite being a model tenant, I requested James to negotiate a buyout. And by September 2015, James was able to get a written agreement and we secured a successful buyout. I would not hesitate in the least bit to hire James anytime.
Mr. Fishman was recommended by a friend of a family member and my consultation with him regarding a landlord tenant court settlement agreement was thorough and professional. It provided me with the best advice as to how to proceed within the context of the agreement. I highly recommend him based on his professionalism and clear assessment of my situation. I would not hesitate to hire him.
Posted by Gazarov
i was stuck with a huge problem for about 2 years. i was trying to fix my credit due to a computer/human error. i though i ran out of options and then i found Mr Fishman on MyFairCredit.com. i brought up my case to him and we took it to federal court. after a long battle we came out victorious. He was very professional and had the knowledge of what he was doing and i thank him a lot.
Posted by Jonathan
James Fishman and his office came to my aid in removing a lien placed on me due to an erroneous State claim that had nothing to do with me at all. This successful effort on my behalf proceeded speedily and professionally. A paralegal on Fishman's staff stands out in particular, Ms Lacey Andrews, whose style was gracious and her work exceptional.
Posted by Kirstin
I cannot recommend James and his firm highly enough. He is an asset to the entire NYC community.
James made a very tough situation easy, straightforward and seemingly effortless. This is due to a number of factors. First, he is extremely knowledgeable - more knowledgeable than any other housing advocate of legal aid person I contacted (and I contacted everyone I could find). He uses that knowledge to ensure you fully understand your case and the options, the legality and the pitfalls. Also, with that knowledge he is able to strategize options and tactics for the best possible outcome - for me an outcome better than I even thought possible.
Second, he is supremely fair, ethical and honest: from the outset he made me feel at ease securing his counsel: his rates and methods are fair, and he made it clear that - while he couldn't guarantee anything - he wouldn't take on my case if it wasn't in my best interest.
And it was in my best interest: prior to securing his counsel, I had sought advice from a number of advocates and pro-bono legal clinics, all with differing advice. I later learned that none of their advice would have stood up against the other side, nor worked in my favor. Mostly, though, I was fearful of the other side's quite nasty tactics (which I experienced prior to securing his counsel). James made everything seamless and painless.
James was able to use his in-depth knowledge of the law and his confidence in himself and the law to develop and execute a unique strategy that landed everything in my favor. The case was over faster than I imagined, and the outcome was remarkable.
I HIGHLY recommend James and his firm. The entire staff is knowledgeable, helpful and effective. Anyone would be blessed to have him on their side. His ethics and efficacy are an asset to the entire legal industry, and to the overall public.
Posted by Laura
A friend recommended attorney James Fishman when my landlord attempted to evict me from my apartment in a fabricated non-payment case – and the court had served me notice with little time to retain a lawyer and defend myself. Mr. Fishman’s outstanding knowledge and timely responsiveness was not only a great mental relief, but the outcome he achieved was better than expected. It is critical to note that Mr. Fishman’s formidable reputation is recognized not only by the tenants he represents, but by the judges and opposing counsel before whom he has appeared. And because he has blazed trails in tenant advocacy to ensure that tenants who are harassed by landlords are not blacklisted, he remains a champion long after his retainer has ended. I’m glad he was on my side and would recommend him to anyone suffering from a predatory landlord.
Posted by Steve
James represented me against a powerful landlord in a mold case. He is a smart and extremely knowledgeable attorney who knows his law. In an intial meeting sitting accross from an army of the landlords attorneys, James took control of the situation and would not let me be pushed around or intimidated. He was firm with them yet professional. The end result being a settlement I was pleased with which enabled me to replace my belongings and begin the process of getting my health back.
Posted by Adam
James Fishman and his team are wonderful. We are on the suit with our coop
Mr Fishman and his team are very aware of our case and are knowledgeable and timely on all work
I would recommend James Fishman anyte
Posted by Sierley
Mr. James Fishman is an attorney with Fishman and Mallon. He represented me in a suit filed by a debt collection agency. Throughout the duration of the case which lasted for almost a year, he and his staff kept me updated on the status of the motions he filed in court. I never appeared in court with his full representation. His excellent knowledge in consumer law led to the dismissal of the case and recovery in full of my legal expense from the Plaintiff. I highly recommend Mr. Fishman for debt collection disputes and will hire him again without doubt if I get in another debt collection predicament.