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James Joseph Galleshaw III

About me

As a Senior Trial Attorney in the King's County District Attorney's Office, Mr. Galleshaw prosecuted hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases in the New York Supreme Court, New York City Criminal Court, and New York State Family Court. Upon leaving the District Attorney's Office, Mr Galleshaw worked in the litigation department of one of the Country's most respected Insurance Defense Firms, where he handled a wide range of complex litigation matters, including Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Construction Accidents, Lead and Asbestos Poisoning, and General Negligence Claims.


For the past several years, Mr. Galleshaw's practice has focused on all personal injury and criminal defense litigation matters. He is available in all of New York City, New York State, New Jersey, and U.S. Federal Courts.


Our experienced lawyers represent clients in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense throughout New York City.  We have offices in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.  Call or email today for a free consultation.


Languages spoken: English, Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    14 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    17 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    17 years, 1.5 thousand cases



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  • Svetlana Prizant

    James is a professional and an excellent attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to a client.


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Contact info

Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP

108-15 Cross Bay Blvd
Queens, NY, 11417

Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP

30 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10005



NYCurrently registered 200003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Irish Legal 100Irish Voice Newspaper2014
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2014
Irish Legal 100Irish Voice2013
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2013
Irish Legal 100Irish Vocie2012
Irish Legal 100Irish Voice2011
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSullivan & Galleshaw, LLP2005 - Present
AssociateWilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker2003 - 2005
Senior Assistant District AttorneyKings County District Attorney's Office1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Queens County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Brooklyn Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Peters and StevensonDrugs, Gun and Confession Suppressed
People v. Alicia ThamesClient Found Not Guilty of All Charges
-Redacted for privacy-Settlement of $1,434,645
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Publication nameTitleDate
CLEArraignment Strategies2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
City University of New York School of Law at Queens CollegeLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Manhattan CollegeMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FOXNEWS.COMZimmerman Trial - Stand Your Ground Issues2013
FOXNEWS.comZimmerman Trial Preview2013
Fox NewsZimmerman or Martin Screaming2013
Fox News LiveCasey Anthony: We Need to Respect the Verdict2011
Fox News LiveWhat Triggered the Ohio Shooting?2011
CUNY Law School Criminal Law PanelCriminal Defense Practice in NY2009
CUNY Law School Criminal Law PanelCriminal Defense Practice in NY2008