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About Me

Bates College, B.A., 1994, 

American History


Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2002 

Brooklyn Law School Law Review - Notes & Comments Editor


Admitted New York, 2003

Connecticut, 2004 

Federal Courts of the Eastern District of New York, 2004


Member, Pro Bono Panel for Civil Matters 2004 - present

Federal District Court of the Eastern District of New York


Volunteer Attorney, Resource Center, Kings County, 2005 - present

Civil Court of the City of New York Volunteer Lawyer Project  


Director, Mortgage Foreclosure Intervention Program, 2009 - June 2014

Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc., 


Guardian Ad Litem, 2008 - present 

Civil Court of the City of New York, Housing Part

Certificate of Recognition  2011

NYS Courts Access to Justice Pro Bono Awards


Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, 2009 - present 


Kings County Housing Court Bar Association, 2009 - present


New York State Bar Association

Real Property Section, Executive Committee 2011 -present

Downstate Chair - Membership Committee 2011 - present

"Empire State Counsel", 2006, 2007, 2008


Brooklyn Bar Association,

Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 2010, 2011

"Distinguished Service Award", 2011

Brooklyn Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2012 - 2015



United States v. Pan Pacific Textile Group, Inc. United States Court of International Trade Slip-Op 06-18 Jan. 31, 2006.

U.S. Coachways v. Silverman, 2007 NY Slip-Op 50127(U) (Sup. Ct. Richmond Cty) Jan. 17, 2007

Rich v. East 10th Street Assoc. 22 Misc.3d 1126 (A) (Sup Ct. New York Cty) Feb. 23, 2009

598 Marcy Ave. Assoc. LLC v Othman 2013 NY Slip Op 52110(U) [41 Misc 3d 1239(A)] (Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County) Dec. 11, 2013

JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. v Birica 2014 NYSlipOp 50148(U) [42 Misc 3d 1222(A)] (Sup. Ct, Kings Cty) Jan. 19, 2014

Rachmany v Regev 2014 NY Slip Op 01736 [115 AD3d 840], (App. Div. 2d. Dep’t) March 19, 2014

GLD Reality Corp v. Williams 2014 NY Slip Op 24381 (Civ. Ct. City of NY, NY County) Sep. 18, 2014

US Bank N.A. v. Williams, 2014 Slip Op 07349 (App. Div. 2d Dept.) Oct. 29, 2014



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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Real Estate: 25%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
  4. Guardianship: 15%
  5. Foreclosure: 10%



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Todd Andrew Spodek

    Jimmy's reliable, trustworthy, and straightforward; he's a salt of the earth type of lawyer. Any clients of Jimmys are going to be in extremely good hands.


    Todd Spodek Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Serge F. Petroff

    I endorse this lawyer. Great mentor, aggressive litigator, knowledgeable attorney.


    Serge Petroff Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

641 President Street
Suite 202
Brooklyn, NY, 11215-1186


NYCurrently registered 200303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Service AwardBrooklyn Bar Association2011
Empire State CounselNew York State Bar Association2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Director, Mortgage Foreclosure Intervention ProgramBrooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc.2009 - 2014
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Brooklyn Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2012 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2011 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationChairman, Young Lawyers Committee2010 - 2011
Bay Ridge Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Rich v East 10th St. Assoc. LLCOverturned on appeal
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Publication NameTitleDate
Brooklyn BarristerNew 2010 Medicare Award Reporting Requirements Create Extra Burdens for Courts, Attorneys2010
Brooklyn BarristerNew Developments in New York State Foreclosure Law2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Bates CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bay Ridge Lawyers Association Winter Seminar2012 Foreclosure Update - Transactions & Litigation2012