James J. Sexton was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and raised in Rockland County, New York. In additional to his legal practice, James has taught undergraduate courses in Conflict Resolution, Ethics, Propaganda and Public Speaking at a number of colleges and universities including NYU and Ramapo College of New Jersey. His research, essays and poetry have been published in such varied media as People Magazine, ETC: The Journal of General Semantics and Tricycle : The Buddhist Quarterly.
In his limited free time James enjoys reading, cooking, motorcycle riding and competing in endurance athletic events. James is an active mixed martial artist and began studying Okinawan Goju Ryu karate at the age of nine. He currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and frequently competes in amateur grappling and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting.
James resides in Bergen County, New Jersey with his two sons.
Languages Spoken: English, Polish
Licensed since 2001
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Jim is an extraordinary attorney, who possesses a keen ability to achieve the best interests of his clients. He is very dedicated to his craft and is well respected in the legal community, including the presiding judges. He also happens to be a very nice guy, which is such a valuable trait in the courtroom!
Jonathan Ripps Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mr. Sexton and I have worked on a number of legal matters together and I have always found him to be well prepared, articulate and a vociferous advocate on behalf of his clients. Similarly his working knowledge and understanding of the law makes it simple to achieve mutually successful case settlements as much of the gamesmanship that typically takes place between attorneys is generally avoided. I therefore would not hesitate to endorse Mr. Sexton and his firm.
Robert Sunshine Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Lawyer||New York Magazine||2014|
|Top 10 New Jersey Matrimonial and Divorce Lawyer under 45||Ten Leaders||2009|
|"Forty Under Forty"||Rockland Business Association||2003|
|Founding Partner||Law Offices of James J. Sexton, PC||2001 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2004 - Present|
|Rockland County Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2001 - Present|
|Law Guardian Panel||Member||2001 - Present|
|M.K. v. A.K.||Record setting counsel fee award.|
|S.C. v. H.B.||Motion for additional disclosure granted.|
|Belle v. DeMilia||Petitioner/Mother Entitled to Reimbursement|
|ETC: The Journal of General Semantics||Metaphor and Mortality : The Semantics of Death and Dying||2000|
|Fordham University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|New York University||N/A||MA - Masters||1997|
|Rockland Community College (RCC)||Public Speaking||2007|
|Ramapo College of New Jersey||Issues & Ethics||2006|
|St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC)||Constitutional Issues in Family Law||2005|
|New York University||Various Undergraduate Courses||1999|