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James H. Birch

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Staten Island, NY

4.5   8 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 37 years
    New Jersey - NJ 37 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

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James H. Birch is admitted to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey, as well as many federal courts. His clients include individuals, small businesses, and mortgage lenders. As a former president of the Richmond County Bar Association, he remains on its Board of Directors and has represented the Association as its delegate to the Network of Bar Leaders and the Association of the Bar in New York City.

He is a graduate of Touro Law School and has been in private practice for more than 25 years. Mr. Birch is a member of the New York State Bar Association, in addition to the Richmond County Bar Association. Attorney Birch serves as an Arbitrator in the New York City Civil Court and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross.


Law Office of Jack Stern
1189 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY, 10310-2408

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Posted by Stacey A. | March 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my livelyhood
Mr. birch was referred to me by a friend, i had gotten two moving violations,crossing a double line and failure to yield, totalling 5 points , my current driving job and my potential MTA job was in jepordy, so i hired Mr. Birch he was very professional and he assured me me he would do his best to get these tickets dismissed after a few postponements and thats exactly what he. Did, I cant thank him enough for saving my job and my future at the MTA. i would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good traffic lawyer.
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Posted by Nicholas | August 31, 2018
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Jamie took care of cell phone ticket for me that had been hanging over my head for over a year and a half. I already had points on my license so 5 more would have made my insurance coverage astronomical. Jamie saved the day. Got everything dismissed! He is a first class attorney!
Posted by Gary | August 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Saved me from a 5 point ticket!
I was referred to Mr. Birch by a friend who had previously hired him and had a great experience. Mr. Birch was professional and very knowledgeable. He told me his plan of action of how he would handle my case. He gave me instructions about what I had to do, which I followed. He was easy to reach and always available to answer my questions. Mr. Birch took my case to trial and I was found not guilty! I could not have had a better experience. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2017
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This man is a genius and will save your butt!
When I hired Jamie Birch to handle my case at the DMV court in Staten Island, I was almost certain I was going to lose my driving privilege. Without discussing the ugly details, let's just say it was a bad situation. Everyone I spoke to before meeting Mr. Birch - including 2 other attorneys - told me I was facing a stiff suspension. Upon meeting Mr. Birch in court, I was immediately aware that I had made the right choice of attorneys. Watching him was like watching a brilliant craftsman working his craft, controlling the scene, fully in touch with every aspect of my case, working hard for me and obtaining RESULTS! Needless to say, Jamie Birch saved my license, and I owe him an enormous debt of gratitude. To everyone out there in trouble: you MUST hire this man! He's a genius. Thank you Jamie Birch!
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Posted by John | September 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
James Birch is an EXCELLENT attorney. My wife who also happens to be an attorney recommended Jamie to help me with my speeding ticket in Staten Island. The ticket was for 70 mph in a 35 mph construction zone. I tried to explain to the officer that I was NOT traveling at that speed but he refused to discuss it. Facing a large fine, points on my clean licence and a possible suspension I was more than worried. Jamie, reassured me and took over. Nearly 2 years from when the ticket was issued, Jamie had the fine reduced, and no suspended licence. I use my car for sales call and that was my biggest worry. Without being able to drive, I would not be able to do my job. Like I stated earlier...he is an Excellent attorney and a great guy. Call him to discuss your situation and see for yourself. Thanks again Jamie... John
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Posted by Matt | May 6, 2016
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Fantastic experience!! I received a ticket for being on cell phone which, in fact was a water bottle that I was drinking from and not a cell phone that I was talking on. Office had no interest in my explanation. James asked for all supporting documents to clearly show that I was not on cell and he took it from there. I did not need to worry about anything from that point forward. James patiently worked with courts to return a not guilty decision. I would absolutely recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2016
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Outperformed my expectations
I received an 11 point moving violation and even though my driving record is spotless there were concerns of license suspension because of well known Staten Island VTC track record. James timed my court appearance masterfully and did all the work managing the process and appearing on my behalf. His actions saved my license, $500 in ticket fines and driver responsibility fines and hours of work on my side.
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Posted by Nick | August 10, 2018
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Non-responsive and Unprofessional
James was personally referred to me by a friend, and regardless of that fact, his professionalism was nowhere to be found. James made multiple assurances to me regarding my case, and told me what he figured I wanted to hear. He took his fee, and then promptly disappeared. I called his office 5 times, never got a hold of him, and left messages for him to call me back. I have heard nothing for well over 8 months now. I emailed him 4 times, not once did he reply. Not a single call or email returned. So, not only did he lie to me about my case, he ignored any attempt of contact whatsoever. I would urge anyone thinking about using this lawyer to take their case elsewhere.
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  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Saint John's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jamie is absolutely a wonderful attorney to work with. If he lived any closer to upstate New York instead of Staten Island I would get the pleasure of working with him more often."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Staten Island Speeding and traffic ticket Lawyer James H. Birch
James H. Birch
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Staten Island, NY
Licensed for 37 years