Fighting Vigorously, Relentlessly, and Strategically at Every Stage of Your Defense
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Principal||Law Office of James Kousouros||1986 - Present|
|Clerk||Appellate Division Third Department||1985 - 1985|
|Assistant District Attorney||Bronx District Attorney's Office||1985 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York City Bar Association||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|Queens County Bar Association||N/A||1986 - Present|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|New York City Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|State University of New York, College at Oneonta||Law||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|RNN News||Legal News||2015|
|Visiting Professor||American Criminal Law||2013|
Posted by anonymous
There is no state more vulnerable or frightening than being a criminal defendant. At such a time, there is no stronger presence by your side than James Kousouros. He is extremely knowledgeable. And he is indefatigable on behalf of his clients. My case concerned both new & traditional areas of law. Mr. Kousouros, with his decades of knowledge & expertise knew exactly how to handle my defense. Additionally, his keen legal instinct & dedication gave me a sophisticated, cutting edge defense. I could see the respect his defense engendered in both the judge & the prosecution. He sees holes in the prosecution case that others don't. He came up with avenues of defense for which the prosecution was unprepared. And his competence in the courtroom is astonishing: he skillfully questions witnesses into revealing every advantageous fact while minimizing every disadvantageous one, and he is equally adept in his arguments to the judge.
Mr. Kousouros combines the best of small & big law firms in the defense he provides to his clients. There is no avenue of defense he won't chase. No amount of work is too much if it can advance your defense. He is thorough. He is respected, which means that both the prosecution and the judge takes him seriously, a huge advantage for a defendant. He does not give easy reassurances. He respects his clients & tells them the truth. I would trust no one else with my defense should I ever again need one. & I would recommend him above anyone else to friends & family.
Posted by Bernard
I was contacted over a weekend in August 2015 by the parents of Irish Students who had been detained and charged with a felony in New York. The parents were very distressed and worried and needed immediate assistance. Through a contact in the Brown Rudnick New York Office I was put in touch with James. It is rare, if ever, in 33 years of my practice as a lawyer that I received the fulsome, genuine and wonderful comments about what James did for these students in New York. His kindness, professionalism, support, dedication and to top it all a great result will not be forgotten. These young Irish Students owe James back their lives. Well done James.
Bernard McEvoy, Partner, Brown Rudnick, Dublin.
Robert Rosenblatt, Landlord or tenant Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Being an attorney for almost 30 years, I have had the opportunity to work with thousands of attorneys. I have never met a criminal defense lawyer who impressed me more than Mr. Kousouros. He is simply the best of the best! I endorse this lawyer.