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James M. Ingoglia

James M. Ingoglia

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employment & Labor, Civil Rights, Arbitration, Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime

About Me

A Counsel at Raiser & Kenniff, Jim's practice areas include commercial litigation, employment litigation, trust & estate litigation, and criminal defense.  He started his career at White & Case, where he practiced commercial litigation and international arbitration.  Jim worked on fraud investigations, investigations by state and federal banking authorities, adversarial actions involving energy company bankruptcies, and an Egyptian steel plant arbitration for a Korean construction firm through the ICC.  He also managed a team of associates and contract attorneys in Manhattan and Argentina for the defense of a Dutch multinational in a Multi District Litigation involving securities and ERISA class actions.  Jim was active in asylum work for the Lawyer’s Committee on Human Rights and received the White & Case 2002 Pro Bono Award.
Jim then served in the New York City Law Department’s Affirmative Litigation Division, prosecuting civil cases on behalf of the City and its agencies.  He helped secure a million dollar decision to pierce the corporate veil against contractors who fraudulently evaded Environmental Control Board fines.  He personally conducted a bench trial on behalf of the NYPD Mounted Unit and helped defend the City in the suit by Madison Square Garden over the proposed 2012 Olympic Stadium.
As a former Counsel at Smith Valliere PLLC, Jim’s work included:  the defense of Shana Madoff in the SIPA Trustee’s litigations; plaintiff work for the Oxbow Group in a Canadian promissory note dispute against AIG and Goldman Sachs; the defense of a European construction company involving Austria’s Kaprun ski train disaster; public policy litigation on behalf of New York ratepayers challenging the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)—a state-based consortium similar to “cap and trade” programs; and litigation against a Senior Vice President and his California Registered Investment Advisor employer concerning a fictitious hedge fund and securities fraud.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Litigation: 50%
    15 years, 120 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
    15 years, 55 cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 5%
    7 years, 8 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
    7 years, 8 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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Hourly ($325-450/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Brian O'Keefe Kennedy

    Jim has the big firm experience, and now smaller firm attention to client interests to be a diligent and aggressive litigator. He knows his stuff.


    Brian Kennedy Securities & Investment Fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Peter Bassett

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Bassett Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Raiser & Kenniff, P.C.

300 Old Country Rd.
Suite. 351
Mineola, NY, 11501


NYCurrently registered 200003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Corpus Juris Secundum Award- ContractsCorpus Juris Secundum1996

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999