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James P. McElheny is Managing Partner of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, where he is also a member of the firm's Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice in personal injury and product liability defense, insurance coverage and risk management issues and condemnation.


Mr. McElheny received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University and his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Brockport.


Community Involvement:

Mr. McElheny is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Seneca Park Zoo Society and is active, both locally and nationally, in the Boy Scouts of America organization, and with Business organizations in Penfield and Webster. He is also a member of the Monroe County Bar Association Foundation and the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc.


Bar Admissions:

Mr. McElheny is admitted to practice in the State of New York.


Professional Affiliations:

Mr. McElheny is a member of the New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations, and is also a member of the Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Greater Rochester, Inc. He is a frequent lecturer on personal injury and insurance law topics.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Tax: 25%
  4. Insurance: 25%

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Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

2 State Street
700 Crossroads Building
Rochester, NY, 14614-1313


NYCurrently registered 197803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Syracuse University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
State University of New York at BrockportN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A