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Bates College,

B.A., 1994 American History


Brooklyn Law School

J.D., 2002

Notes and Comments Editor, Brooklyn Law School Law Review





Admitted New York, 2003

Connecticut, 2004

Federal Courts of the Eastern District of New York, 2004




Pro Bono Panel, Eastern District of New York, 2004 - present


Civil Court of the City of New York Volunteer Lawyer Project,

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





Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 

Director, Mortgage Foreclosure Intervention Program, 2009 - 2014


NYS Courts Access to Justice Program

Guardian Ad Litem, Civil Court of the City of New York, Housing Part - Kings County, 2008 - present




Brooklyn Bar Association

Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 2010 – 2012

Brooklyn Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2013 – 2017 (end of term)


New York State Bar Association

Real Property Section, Chair, Membership Committee (downstate) 2013- present

General Practice Section, District Representative (2015)




“New Developments in New York State Foreclosure Law”

The Brooklyn Barrister, May 2009


“New 2010 Medicare Award Reporting Requirements Create Extra Burdens for Courts, Attorneys”

The Brooklyn Barrister, March 2010




New York State Bar Association

Empire State Counsel, 2006, 2007, 2008


Brooklyn Bar Association

Distinguished Service Award, 2011


NYS Access to Justice Program

Certificate of Recognition, Guardian Ad Litem Program, Kings County, 2010, 2015




1745 Caton Ave. Assoc. v. Phillipes, 2015 NYSlipOp 51323(U) (Civ. Ct, Kings Cty) 9/14/2015


598 Marcy Ave. Assoc. LLC v. Othman, 41 Misc 3d 1239 (Civ. Ct., Kings Cty) 12/11/2013


Alexandre v. Duvivier, 96 AD3d 788 (App. Div, 2d Dept) 06/13/2012


Citimortgage, Inc. v Scott, 2015 NYSlipOp 31745(U) (Sup. Ct, NY Cty) 04/24/2015


Collins v. 628 W. End LLC, 127 AD3d 495 (App Div, 1st Dept) 04/09/2015


Enchantments Inc. v 424 E. 9th LLC, 129 AD3d 589 (App. Div, 1st Dept )



Federal Deposit Ins. Corp. v LaMattina, 27 Misc 3d 1236(A) (Sup. Ct, NY Cty) 06/11/2010


GLD Realty Corp. v Williams, 46 Misc 3d 845 (Civ. Ct, NY Cty) 09/18/2014


Haladan Mgt. Co. v Estate of Davies, 2015 NYSlipOp 51283(U) (Civ.Ct Kings Cty) 03/02/2015


JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. v Birica, 42 Misc 3d 1222(A), (Sup. Ct, Kings Cty) 01/09/2014


Rachmany v Regev, 115 AD3d 840, (App Div, 2d Dept) 03/19/2014


Rich v East 10th St. Assoc. LLC, 22 Misc 3d 1126(A) (Sup. Ct. NY Cty) reversed on appeal, 02/23/2009


U.S. Coachways, Inc. v Silverman, 14 Misc 3d 1222(A) (Sup. Ct., Richmond Cty) 01/17/2007


US Bank N.A. v Dorestant, 2015 NYSlipOp 06428 (App. Div 2d Dept) 08/05/2015


US Bank N.A. v Williams, 121 AD3d 1098 (App Div, 2d Dept) 10/29/2014 


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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

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  • 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.


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  • 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
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