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James Edward Monroe

About me

James E. Monroe is a partner at Dupée & Monroe. P.C. where he devotes his practice to representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury litigation including auto accidents, construction accidents and class action litigation. James also maintains an active criminal defense practice and represents people whose civil rights have been violated.


James received his undergraduate degree from Albany State University in 1991 and earned his Juris Doctorate law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1996.


In addition to his law practice, James is proud to serve as Chairman of the Foundation Board for Access: Supports for Living. James is also a Member of the Board of Directors for the County of Orange, Foreign Trade Board and the County of Orange, Cornell Cooperative Extension and volunteers as an Assistant Scout Leader for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 63, Goshen, New York.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 35%
  2. Car Accident: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
  5. Civil Rights: 10%



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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    Jim Monroe is smart, tough and experienced. If I needed a personal injury lawyer, I would want him to represent me.


    Christopher Watkins Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Jim is an excellent lawyer. We have worked together on several cases and he is thorough and takes excellent depositions. I would trust him with any personal injury case.


    Stephen Bergstein Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Dupee & Monroe P.C.

211 Main Street
Goshen, NY, 10924

Dupee & Monroe P.C.

381 Park Avenue South
Suite 701
New York, NY, 10016



NYCurrently registered 199703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Attorney AwardLawyers.com2016
Bronze Pelican AwardArchdiocese of New York2015
Distinguished ServiceOccupations Foundation, Inc2013
Blue Book Award - Lawyering Before TrialThomas M. Cooley Law School1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner & Managing PartnerDupee & Monroe P C1996 - Present
ClerkMichigan Attorney General's Office1994 - 1996
ClerkNew York Attorney General's Office1991 - 1993
ClerkNew York State Senate - 39th District1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Foreign Trade Zone BoardBoard Member2015 - Present
New York New Jersey Trail ConferenceMember2014 - Present
Cornell University Cooperative ExtensionBoard Member2014 - Present
Walden Sportsmen's ClubMember2013 - Present
Boy Scouts of America - Troop 63 Goshen, New YorkAss. Scoutmaster2013 - Present
Access: Supports For Living Foundation, IncChairmen2008 - Present
Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Goshen Historic Track, IncBoard Member2005 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sherwood v. HirdtMrs. Sherwood was awarded summary judgement on the issue of liability. The case is awaiting trial on the issues of compensatory and punitive damages
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Law JournalCole v. Sears, Roebuck & Company2014
Times Herald RecordBuilders in Port Jervis Say They're Owed $550,0002014
Times Herald RecordMiddletown Police Lawsuit May Go to Trial in Spring2014
New York Law JournalDeVito v. Sears, Roebuck & Company2013
Times Herald RecordBoys Performed Sex Acts on Bus2013
Times Herald RecordMcKee Following in Father's Tracks2013
New York Law JournalAlbano-Plotkin v. Travelers Insurance Company2012
New York Law JournalDaudier v. E&S Medical Staffing, Inc.2012
Times Herald RecordDriver Gets Two to Six Years for Leaving his Girlfriend to Die on Road in Cornwall2012
Times Herald RecordOrange County Case Cited in Dissent Against Jail Strip-Searches2012
Times Herald RecordSister of Victim Seeks Stiffer Penalties for Unlicensed Driving2012
Times Herald RecordMan Given Up To 6 Years In Girlfriend's Roadside Death2012
New York Law JournalEx-Officer's Free-Speech Claim Against City Revived by Circuit2011
New York Law JournalJackler v. Byrne2011
Times Herald RecordEx-M'town Cop's Suit Against Bosses is On2011
Times Herald RecordDestefano Suit Against Middletown Tossed, But Mayor Gets Settlement Anyway2011
New York Law JournalJackler v. Byrne2010
Times Herald RecordWalden Settles Suit Accusing Officer of Using Excessive Force2010
Times Herald RecordNYPD Police Woman Names Cop, Walden in Brutality Suit2009
Times Herald RecordMiddletown Chiropractor Pleads Guilty in Molesting Case2009
Times Herald RecordEx-Middletown Cop Says He Was Fired For Telling Truth About Sergeant's Behavior2009
Times Herald RecordHospital Sued Over 2006 Suicide2009
New York Law JournalHarden v. Tynatison2008
Times Herald RecordCity Employee Dropped From Destefano Lawsuit2008
Times Herald RecordChiropractor Arraigned on Five Additional Charges of Inappropriate Behavior2008
Times Herald RecordDestefano Suing Middletown Officials Over Prosecution2008
Times Herald Record$1.4M Settlement Ok'd in Fatal Rundown2008
Times Herald RecordConviction Tossed and "JoJo back" in Appeals Court Ruling2007
Times Herald RecordBill Cummings, City of Newburgh, Settle Sexual Harassment Suit2006
Times Herald RecordCode Chief Ignores Warnings in Harassment Case2006
Times Herald RecordStrip Search Policy Sunk2006
Times Herald RecordWoman Waits For End to Newburgh Sexual Harassment Case2006
Times Herald RecordMiddletown Settles Excessive-Force Lawsuit for $400,0002006
Times Herald RecordMan Files Lawsuit Against Police2006
Times Herald RecordAcquitted Man Plans to Sue M'town Police2006
Times Herald RecordBrutality Claim Filed vs. Middletown2006
Times Herald RecordNew Device Can Find Drugs in Jail2005
Times Herald RecordSuspect Broken Jaw Spurs Cop Suspension2005
Times Herald RecordMayor On Trial2005
Times Herald RecordJudge Slams Officials at Middletown Schools2005
Times Herald RecordProsecutor's Old Letter Used to Defend Mayor2005
Times Herald RecordStrip Search Settlement Near2005
Times Herald RecordCop Charged With Perjury2005
Times Herald RecordSuspect's Broken Jaw Spurs Cop Suspension2005
Times Herald RecordDrug Flow Bared in Wiretap Game2005
Times Herald RecordNo Jail Time For Destefano2005
Times Herald RecordAlleged Stabber to Back Cadet's NYMA Hazing Claim2005
Times Herald RecordDefense Rests; Mayor Full of Confidence2005
Times Herald RecordMayor's Lawyer Grills Cops Over Eight Parking Tickets2005
Times Herald RecordClosing Arguments2005
Times Herald RecordLandlord Takes the Stand2005
New York TimesMiddletown Mayor is Cleared of Serious Corruption Charges2005
Times Herald RecordDogs Are Out For Destefano's Court Appearance2004
Times Herald RecordMayor Under Investigation2004
Times Herald Record11-Year Old Girl Suing District Over Suspension2004
Times Herald RecordFederal Loan Focus of Grand Jury Probe of Middletown Mayor2004
New York Law JournalDodge v. County of Orange2003
New York Law JournalManeely v. City of Newburgh2003
New York Law JournalDodge v. county of Orange2003
Times Herald RecordOrange Goes to Court to Defend Strip Search2003
Times Herald RecordEx-Cop Gets Probation2003
Times Herald RecordDestefano Parking Tic kets Trial to Go On2003
Times Herald RecordLawyers Say Jail Exaggerated Need for Strip Searches2003
Times Herald RecordEx-Cop Gets Probation2003
New York Law JournalStrip-Search Policy Enjoined as Invasive2002
Times Herald RecordOrange County Fights Strip Search Ban2002
Times Herald RecordJudge Curtails Jail's Strip Searches2002
Times Herald RecordJury Chosen in Guard's Assault on Inmate2002
Times Herald RecordCity Likely Faces Suit Over Strip Searches2002
Times Herald RecordOrange County Fights Strip Search Ban2002
Times Herald RecordLaw Firm's Study of Sheriff's Office Inspires Lawsuit2001
New York Law JournalBerkowitz v. County of Orange2000
New York Law JournalHuck v. City of Newburgh2000
Times Herald RecordCourt Rules Strip Search Illegal2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
State University of AlbanyEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Mininsink Valley High SchoolRegentsHigh School Diploma1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Eagle Court of AwardScouting Spirit2015
Board MeetingPremises Liability2015
Political ScienceA Public Official's First Amendment Rights2013
Constitutional LawSearches, Seizures & Developments in the 4th Amendment2013
Winter ConferenceUniform Strip Search Policies & The Second Circuit's Interpretation of the 4th Amendment2012
Constitutional LawDevelopments-Police Search & Seizure in New York2011