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Jaime Lathrop

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

4.1   29 reviews
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  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 19 years
    New York - NY 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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

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Bates College,

B.A., 1994 American History

Brooklyn Law School

J.D., 2002

Notes and Comments Editor, Brooklyn Law School Law Review


Admitted New York, 2003

Connecticut, 2004

Federal Courts of the Eastern District of New York, 2004


Pro Bono Panel, Eastern District of New York, 2004 - present

Civil Court of the City of New York Volunteer Lawyer Project,

Volunteer Attorney, Resource Center, Kings County, 2005 - present


Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 

Director, Mortgage Foreclosure Intervention Program, 2009 - 2014

NYS Courts Access to Justice Program

Guardian Ad Litem, Civil Court of the City of New York, Housing Part - Kings County, 2008 - present


Brooklyn Bar Association

Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 2010 – 2012

Brooklyn Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2013 – 2017 (end of term)

New York State Bar Association

Real Property Section, Chair, Membership Committee (downstate) 2013- present

General Practice Section, District Representative (2015)


“New Developments in New York State Foreclosure Law”

The Brooklyn Barrister, May 2009

“New 2010 Medicare Award Reporting Requirements Create Extra Burdens for Courts, Attorneys”

The Brooklyn Barrister, March 2010


New York State Bar Association

Empire State Counsel, 2006, 2007, 2008

Brooklyn Bar Association

Distinguished Service Award, 2011

NYS Access to Justice Program

Certificate of Recognition, Guardian Ad Litem Program, Kings County, 2010, 2015




1745 Caton Ave. Assoc. v. Phillipes, 2015 NYSlipOp 51323(U) (Civ. Ct, Kings Cty) 9/14/2015


598 Marcy Ave. Assoc. LLC v. Othman, 41 Misc 3d 1239 (Civ. Ct., Kings Cty) 12/11/2013


Alexandre v. Duvivier, 96 AD3d 788 (App. Div, 2d Dept) 06/13/2012


Citimortgage, Inc. v Scott, 2015 NYSlipOp 31745(U) (Sup. Ct, NY Cty) 04/24/2015


Collins v. 628 W. End LLC, 127 AD3d 495 (App Div, 1st Dept) 04/09/2015


Enchantments Inc. v 424 E. 9th LLC, 129 AD3d 589 (App. Div, 1st Dept )



Federal Deposit Ins. Corp. v LaMattina, 27 Misc 3d 1236(A) (Sup. Ct, NY Cty) 06/11/2010


GLD Realty Corp. v Williams, 46 Misc 3d 845 (Civ. Ct, NY Cty) 09/18/2014


Haladan Mgt. Co. v Estate of Davies, 2015 NYSlipOp 51283(U) ( Kings Cty) 03/02/2015


JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. v Birica, 42 Misc 3d 1222(A), (Sup. Ct, Kings Cty) 01/09/2014


Rachmany v Regev, 115 AD3d 840, (App Div, 2d Dept) 03/19/2014


Rich v East 10th St. Assoc. LLC, 22 Misc 3d 1126(A) (Sup. Ct. NY Cty) reversed on appeal, 02/23/2009


U.S. Coachways, Inc. v Silverman, 14 Misc 3d 1222(A) (Sup. Ct., Richmond Cty) 01/17/2007


US Bank N.A. v Dorestant, 2015 NYSlipOp 06428 (App. Div 2d Dept) 08/05/2015


US Bank N.A. v Williams, 121 AD3d 1098 (App Div, 2d Dept) 10/29/2014 


Client's Choice 2017,2015
Client's Choice
2017 2015

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Law Offices of Jaime Lathrop PC
182A 26th Street
Suite 2R
Brooklyn, NY, 11232


4.1 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Rhena | May 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Jaime Lathrop
Jaime spent one hour and 12 minutes on the phone with me painting the reality of the legal system here in NY for a naïve dork who just moved here and was scammed. He was direct (one big reason I just moved back to the East Coast) and helped create a new angle that may help me with my challenge before I have to jump and swim in a whole heap of bureaucratic mess I would prefer not to play in. I hope I never have to play with the law again after I settle into my life here in the big apple. I felt there were enough things I experienced in my conversation with Jaime that would lead me to trust him. He tells stories in a way that truly helped me to see some of what I need to see. He is straight forward and blunt and I could detect enough heart in him that would see him as someone with whom I would like to team. Thank you for your time tonight Jaime. Best, Rhena
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Posted by Lana | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Counselor
I was fortunate to have Attorney Lathrop represent me ( a property owner) in a case against the Dept. Of Buildings for summonses that were unjustly issued. Thank god that I selected Jaime as my attorney because I would not have been able to handle or navigate the purposely confusing and complicated trial and hearing process without him. He took charge Immediately and informed me of a default judgement that was issued that I had no idea of. If I didn't have him I definitely would've had to pay this exorbinant fine. From the initial consultant, I knew that Attorney Lathrop was the right person to represent me; he was transparent, assuring, professional and knowledgeable. I surmised that he would be an assertive advocate and I felt confident and cared for throughout his representation. My summons problem was escalating with representatives showing up and demanding entrance only to issue additional improper summonses which left me feeling intimidated and harrassed. Attorney Lathrop took care of the problem, represented me at trial and persisted until the all summonses were dismissed. I highly recommend Attorney Lathrop and I have permanently added his number in my rolodex.
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Posted by Becky | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved Me From Foreclosure
I have been a client of Jaime Lathrop, Esq., (Jimmy), since 2015. My house has been in my family for just short of seventy years. Our family consists of educators, an architect, a printer and the youngest is an entrepreneur with a degree in Business Management. We are a family of college educated individuals. Four generations of my family have lived in our house that was built in 1920. This has been our family legacy. I am a senior whose house went into foreclosure due to a series of life altering rents. Needless to say, I was distraught by my constant efforts to desperately navigate my way through these circumstances. However,when this was compounded by a significant loss of income, which was out of my control, it seemed as though I would never be able to regroup. I sought numerous avenues for clarity and guidance. I took recommendations from friends, contacted different housing assistance organizations and attended consultations with numerous attorneys. They simply took info/ retainer with the assurance that they could help me save my family home and nothing further would come of it. Following my numerous disappointments, I was referred to Jimmy by an attorney of a prestigious law firm on Court Street in Brooklyn. This attorney said to me, “I am sending you to the best attorney I know, who can deal with a plethora of mortgage/ homeowner and tenant issues. I would use Jaime Lathrop, without hesitation for my own family members because of his knowledge, experience and reputation in the courts.” She was absolutely correct! When it comes to dealing with those mortgage companies and developers, Jaime Lathrop goes above and beyond in the pursuit of a successful outcome. He leaves no stone unturned. As his client, I realized that I needed to refrain from constantly contacting him for updates about my case. I backed off and allowed him time to expose the contradictory and illegal motions that the corporations’ attorneys would work to implement so convincingly. He is not at all swayed by wealthy bullies. He consequently kept me updated regularly of any pressing matters at hand. Some may mistake his candid, direct manner seasoned with honesty, for arrogance, as I read in one of the reviews. However, Jaime Lathrop is a shark in the tank! He refuses to succumb to the intimidating tactics of his courtroom opponents. His integrity always prevails. Jimmy has fought for my generational home with a steadfast vengeance I feel this effort must be acknowledged. If I could give him 10 stars for his tenacity and implementation of knowledge alone, I would. I will continue to refer Jaime Lathrop to friends and acquaintances. In these hard times, many are in dire straights and feeling desperate just as I was. It was a breath of fresh air that I could address the issues at hand with someone of integrity like Jaime Lathrop.
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Posted by Brian O | January 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Knowledgeable
The Brooklyn Bar Associated referred me to Jaime. I consulted with him, he was very patient, professional, and knowledgeable. He provided answers and options to all of my questions with pros and cons for various issues. At the end of my consult, my understanding of what I deal with was vastly improved. I left our discussion with a much better take of things. My view of Jamie is someone who is professional, knowledgeable, genuine, caring and honest. My issue was further along when I spoke Jamie and based on discussion with him, it did not make sense to change directions. I would definitely retain Jamie Lathrop if another issue comes up or recommend him to someone else.
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Posted by Marianne | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation for tenant
Jimmy Lathrop just represented me in a landlord/tenant case. During the initial consultation he took the time to fully explain all my options and answer all my questions. His understanding and good humor put me at ease. His optimism about my case was based on his years of experience handling these types of cases. I left the consult feeling much better knowing the situation was going to be handled by him. He is great at responding immediately when I'd call or text with a question. Most importantly he delivered what he promised. There were 2 court appearances and got the situation settle the way I wanted. The Brooklyn Bar Association recommended him to me and I'm very glad they did.
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Posted by Cathy Grace | February 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer for Life
I hired Mr. Lathrop after I fired my 9yr lawyer who told me to just resign a commercial lease without evidence that my current one was still valid due to a foreclosure of the property. Mr. Lathrop was recommended from an acquaintance who at that time saw him for a consultation. My intuition said he sounds like the lawyer I need. Upon meeting Mr. Lathrop for the first time, I sat there asking him questions and he would go on sharing scenarios to find my own answers. Awesome. With confidence I hired Mr. Lathrop right then, put my full trust and 6 months later we won the case. My experience with Mr. Lathrop was very informative and I learned a lot about the laws in my particular case. Some people described his demeanor to be arrogant and rude- In my opinion I perceived it as straight forward and true facts (Business!) . We all know that coming across a person with integrity and being honest is your blessed day. I went on telling Mr. Lathrop that if we did not win the case by far he is an amazing lawyer and did what he needed to do. I am thankful he also trusted me as a client.
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Posted by Melanie | January 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Provides quick solutions
I contacted Jaime after going into a panic over receiving an eviction notice. Jaime immediately had a quick and easy game plan for me... which worked! He was pragmatic yet optimistic while being compassionate to my situation. What I appreciate most is that his advice was not self-serving in that he did not try to rack up hours in order to bill me, etc. He advised me in a way that was in my own best interest. I appreciate honest people like this and if I ever have another legal issue in his area of expertise, he will be my first call!
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Posted by Megan | June 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Problem Solved.
No one looks for an attorney when they are happy. Well, unless you hit the lotto or something.. so if you need someone to stand up for you and help you get what you deserve, call Mr. Lathrop. Jaime is truthful, patient, professional, and empathetic.. However, be prepared. He provides the precise dash of authentic (and somewhat ruthless!) NYC experience that's needed to win your case. Call him. He will pick up the phone and he will get you on your way to solving your problems.
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Posted by Angel | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Working with Jaime Lathrop was a very smooth and stress-free process, he was always available to answer all of my questions, and he is very professional. My issue was resolved in a timely manner. I definitely recommend his services!
Posted by Thomas | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Performed the Impossible
Jamie was presented with a seemingly impossible fete; I was not expecting to win my case but I simply expected a reasonable settlement. He took my case with no promises and I appreciated his honesty. Jamie and his team (Tom Kwon), took the bull by the horns and represented my interests to the best of their abilities which was a lot. Not only was I represented very well against a major corporation but we won the case uncontested. I witnessed a miracle and thank God for The Offices of Jamie Lathrop. I would recommend him over and over again.
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Posted by Dakota & Paddy | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great real estate lawyer!
We hired Jaime for the purchase of our coop. It was a long process with a slow moving board. Jaime's real estate knowledge was extraordinary. His explanation of the process really helped us make the right decisions. He was patient, clear, direct, and prepared. Jaime was always quick to respond to our questions and many emails. He stayed engaged and kept us grounded though the whole process. We felt confident with him in our corner. He came recommended from several friends who have used him for landlord disputes. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Matthew | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows His Stuff and Gets the Job Done
Mr. Lathrop has helped me on numerous occasions. Most recently in a closing for a bar in a disastrous situation with the previous owner and the management company. This took us 8 months to reach closing with tons of ups and downs, surprises, and absurd demands from the other party. Mr. Lathrop made sure I was protected the whole way, always giving me every perspective,opinion and option, even if it was one I didnt want to hear. He can be abrupt in his honesty and his approach but you only find that kind of confidence in people who know what they are doing. If you are looking for someone to defend you, be honest to you, and cover your ass on every little detail.....then Mr. Lathrop is your guy! I wouldn't use anyone else.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and professional
We needed a lawyer for a Manhattan real estate transaction and we were very fortunate to have found Mr. Lathrop. He navigated us through this process with great communication (he was always available to talk) and expert knowledge. Would work with him again anytime. Thank you!
Posted by Robert | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer, Gets the Job Done!
My wife and I contacted Jamie on a rent overcharge with the DCHR. All the other lawyers that we contacted to represent us said they couldn't do it or would charge us a fee upfront. Jamie got done and did it at a reasonable rate and in a timely manner. We enjoyed working with him and found him so refreshing and accessible. He has a no nonsense approach, was knowledgable and answered all our questions. We felt like we were in good hands and most importantly, that he was on our side. We would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by David | March 20, 2015
Jaime Lathrop assisted my late parent's legal firm (Goldfarb and Associates) in keeping their apartment out of the hands of an unscrupulous Reverse Mortgage Company. Mr. Lathrop at least twice successfully defended our interests at court. I am very grateful to him. We have, thanks to him, successfully negotiated the sale of the apartment.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2015
Profesional, Trustworthy, Highly recommend!
Jamie helped with more than one issue regarding my home. He was professional, direct no nonsense kind of guy. I would highly recommend you talk to him about any legal issue that you may have. He is very reasonable and will upfront about your case and options.
Posted by Jim | February 24, 2015
Saved My House, Great lawyer!
Jamie stopped the mortgage company from selling my house in a foreclosure sale. The mortgage company was a predator lender and Jamie stopped them in their tracks! My wife and I are very grateful to Jamie and Dave.
Posted by Michael | February 19, 2015
Trustworthy, Caring , Exceptional
Atty Jimmy Lathrop has been my attorney, representing me on my case for over 5 years. I am so grateful to him and his firm for taking my case when I was literally down and out, and has followed through believing in me and my case from day 1. If you are reading this review, you can rest assured Jimmy Lathrop will work 100% for you and your case. My family and i are very happy with his knowledge and capacity to implement the law for us and I am sure he will do it for you. That is the person I have come to know.
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Posted by Johnson | February 18, 2015
Professional! Committed! Highly recommended! The Best!
About a year ago, I needed the assistance of a lawyer regarding a pending foreclosure. I attempted to file for a loan modification on my own, and after numerous unsuccessful attempts even with the assistance of a HUD counselor, I was referred to Jamie Lathrop. I am so glad I made the call to him, he has been instrumental in saving my home and more. Jaimie Lathrop provided me with an outstanding representation and a successful outcome. He was also successful in getting the mortgage amount reduce. He was committed and devoted to my case. I have nothing but good things to say about Jamie Lathrop, his level of knowledge and expertise put my concerns at ease. Jamie and his staff was always professional, courteous, considerate and easy to work with. I will surely recommend to anyone seeking a lawyer who will help and really care. If ever a need , would not hesitate to use again. I was extremely satisfied, with much gratitude.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2015
I highly recommend!
Mr. Lathrop helped me with my divorce. He was very helpful in explaining the process to me carefully and clearly and was excellent about responding to any of my questions in a prompt manner. Mr. Lathrop handled my divorce in such a way that made something that could have been very stressful not at all and the periodic updates helped me feel that my case was being taken care of. I highly recommend Mr. Lathrop for any legal matters.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Director, Mortgage Foreclosure Intervention Program
  • Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc.
  • 2009 - 2014


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Bates College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Rich v East 10th St. Assoc. LLC
  • Overturned on appeal


  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bay Ridge Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Chairman, Young Lawyers Committee
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Empire State Counsel
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2005


  • Brooklyn Barrister
  • New 2010 Medicare Award Reporting Requirements Create Extra Burdens for Courts, Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Brooklyn Barrister
  • New Developments in New York State Foreclosure Law
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Bay Ridge Lawyers Association Winter Seminar
  • 2012 Foreclosure Update - Transactions & Litigation
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Jaime
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a solid advocate on your side in New York, Mr. Lathrop is your attorney for you!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Friend
"Jimmy's reliable, trustworthy, and straightforward; he's a salt of the earth type of lawyer. Any clients of Jimmys are going to be in extremely good hands."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great mentor, aggressive litigator, knowledgeable attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jimmy Lathrop provides aggressive, conscientious representation to litigants facing foreclosure."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Lathrop is smart and dedicated to his clients and justice in the practice of law. He is a leader in Brooklyn's legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jimmy is no-nonsense and great at getting the job done. He is a sharp, strong litigator."
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Brooklyn Landlord or tenant Lawyer Jaime Lathrop
Jaime Lathrop
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 20 years
Virtual consultation available