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James Thomas Scime

James Thomas Scime

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice

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James T. Scime is widley recognized as one of the region's most skilled and respected attorneys. He practices in the areas of personal injury, construction accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, and automobile accidents. He devotes the majority of his time to trial and litigation matters.


Mr. Scime is widely respected among his peers for his trial and negotiating skills. Many local attorneys refer matters to him when their clients have sustained serious injuries. Over the course of his career, Mr. Scime has helped thousands of people recover financial awards for injuries they have sustained. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Personal Injury: 34%
    3 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 33%
    3 years
  3. Car Accidents: 33%
    3 years

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Contact Info

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

42 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14202

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 197703/13/2015
OHActive197606/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Named to Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2015
Lawyer of the Year—Personal Injury in Buffalo, NYThe Best Lawyers in America2015
Among Top Ten in Upstate New York Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Named to Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2014
Named to Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2013
Who's Who in LawBusiness First/Buffalo Law Journal2012
Lawyer of the Year—Personal Injury in Buffalo, NYThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Among Top Ten in Upstate New York Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Among Top Ten in Upstate New York Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Who's Who in LawBusiness First/Buffalo Law Journal2011
Named to Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2011
Among Top Ten in Upstate New York Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Who's Who n LawBusiness First/Buffalo Law Journal2010
Named to Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2010
Named to Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2010
Among Top Ten in Upstate New York Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Named to Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2009
Among Top Ten in Upstate New York Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Named to Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2008
Fellowship in American College of Trial LawyersAmerican College of Trial LawyersN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocacyFormer President of Buffalo ChapterN/A
Western New York Trial Lawyers AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Drywall worker injured on the job$1,000,000 arbitration award
Laborer injured by fall on construction site$1,400,000 settlement
Operating engineer injured on the job$1,600,000

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Buffalo NewsTwo More Families Settle Suits in Flight 3407 Crash2014
The Buffalo NewsRemaining Flight 3407 Cases Are Finally Headed to Trial2013
The Buffalo NewsClaims Filed in Truck Accident That Injured Two Amherst Town Workers2013
Buffalo Law JournalWNY Lawyers Super, Says National Group2012
Business FirstTop Law Firms Have Fewer Attorneys2009
The Buffalo NewsCouncil Approves Asbestos SettlementN/A
The Buffalo NewsLocal Skier Sues Over 2005 Injury at World CupN/A
The Buffalo NewsSpringville Man Settles for $3.6 MillionN/A
The Buffalo News$51 Million Awarded to Orphan GirlN/A
The Buffalo News$25 Million Settlement for Injured Worker May Be RecordN/A
The Buffalo NewsTwice Injured Man Accepts $7.6 MillionN/A
The Buffalo NewsBrothers' Asbestos Deaths SettledN/A
The Buffalo NewsInevitably, Plane Crash Leads to Big SettlementsN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
State University of New York at BuffaloN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Advocacy Program Bridge Course - University at Buffalo School of LawDirect and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses in a Civil TrialN/A
Local Court Justices, Office of Court AdministrationLecturerN/A