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About Me

Proactive litigator, case manager, mentor, and teacher with 20+ years day-to-day legal, supervisory, and
    strategic experience in multi-jurisdictional federal, state, county, and appellate courts, with large law firm
    (Mudge Rose), as well as specialized boutiques (Kreindler & Kreindler) and solo practices

■ Strong desire to transition “gift of persuasion” and passion for public service, policy, and program advocacy
    into career involving community outreach, training, and legal assistance for underserved populations 

■ Legal background includes trial work, all aspects of discovery, motion practice, document and docket management,
    and significant law changing opinions leading to new interpretations of legal precedent, or novel application

■ Additional Information:  Authored and co-authored numerous legal publications;  developed curricula and taught
    constitutional law at SUNY Purchase, and taught CLE classes; mentored students in legal advocacy and statewide
    competitions;  Moot Court Judge for Pace Law School; pro bono work in family law, criminal, landlord/tenant,
    domestic abuse, immigration, and community grant writing cases;  created systems and databases of legal documents
    and prior work products; worked with sensitive client situations and victims’ families in crisis; confident public speaker



Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
  4. Aviation: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



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Contact Info

James & Associates

445 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 1102
White Plains, NY, 10601


NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Panel Member Alternative Dispute Resolution Certified MediatorNY Unified Court System2013
Appointed Court ArbitratorNew York State Unified Court Ninth Judicial District2013
Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Appointed ArbitratorNew York State Court Ninth Judicial District2013
Appointed Mediation Panel MemberSouthern District of New York Bankruptcy Court2013
Adjunct Professor SUNY Purchase, Fall 2007-2008Appointed to Southern District of New York Mediation Panel2012
Plaintiff's Involement• Chairperson for the Task Force for Plaintiff Involvement 2005 to 20082008
Pro Bono AwardAwarded Certificate of Appreciation from New York County Lawyers’ Association1995
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerJames & Associates2012 - Present
AttorneyMaloof Eagan & Browne2008 - 2012
Of counselCollin IP2005 - 2008
AttorneyKreindler & Kreindler, LLP1994 - 2004
AttorneyMudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon1990 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
NY Court Unified Court SystemAppointment Commercial Panel Certified Mediator2012 - Present
Westchester Women Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMember2004 - Present
United States District Court ColoradoMember2004 - Present
United States Court Of Appeals Second CircuitMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkMember1992 - Present
United States District Court Eastern District of New YorkMember1992 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Nipponkoa Insurance Co. Ltd. V. Atlas Van Lines, Inc., 2011 WL 202286 (S.D. Ind. 2011)favorable ruling for client
• Swatch v. New City 454 F. Supp. 2d 1245 (S.D. Fla. Sept 11, 2006).favorable ruling
• In re September 11 Litigation, 280 F.Supp.2d 279 (S.D.N.Y. 2003).favorable ruling
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Federal PracticeCo-authored extensive materials and co-taught CLE classes for the WWBA in 2009 and 20112011
New York Law Journal Volume 241 No. 4,“UN’s New Compensation Treaty: Should Untied States Ratify It?”2009
Journal of Air Law and Commerce Southern Methodist University“The Boyle Battlefield A Critical Analysis of the Government Contractor Defense.”2002
Recent Developments Tort and Insurance Law Journal, Winter, Vol. 34, No. 2Recent Development in Trial Techniques,1999
Louisiana Bar Association Maritime JournalDeath on the High Seas Act: Legislative Revisions and DOHSA Issues Regarding the TWA 800 Disaster1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Pace UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLE trainingFederal Practice2011
Westchester Women's Bar AssociationSummary Judgement2009
Presented paper to the Louisiana Bar AssociationDeath on the High Seas Act: Legislative Revisions and DOHSA Issues Regarding the TWA 800 Disaster,1998