|Managing Member||Murtha & Murtha, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Thomas More Law Center||Member||N/A|
|The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Nassau County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Suffolk County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Estate of James Bruncaj v Bruncaj, Suffolk Dist Ct, Feb. 29, 2012, Flanagan, J., index No. BRLT-630/12||My client, the respondent, prevailed. Petition dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.|
|Town of Babylon v Licata, Suffolk Dist Ct, Feb. 24, 2012, Morris, J., docket No. BATO-750/11||My client, the defendant, prevailed. After a trial, the case was dismissed.|
|Olcese v Bilotta, Suffolk Dist Ct, Sept. 21, 2011, Ukeiley, J., index No. BRLT-2771/11||My client, the petitioner, prevailed. Money judgment, judgment of possession and warrant of eviction granted.|
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|Pamphlet||Understanding Special Proceedings Under Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules||2009|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|State University of New York, Stony Brook||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Debtor-Creditor Law and Consumers' Rights||Consumer Debt Issues in Suffolk County||2008|
Posted by Joseph
James is very skillful and experienced and he really knows his stuff. He answered all of my questions and was always there when I had an issue and he was always polite even when I know I was being a pest. He put my mind at ease and the eviction of my tenant went very smooth and fast. He is the best and I would use him again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Roberta and Frank L.
James was fast and highly effective in getting our tenant evicted. We were at our wits' end having to deal with the most problem tenant ever. Then we found James Murtha. He was responsive and listened to our concerns. He was highly professional and we felt we were in good hands throughout the process. He was there for us when we needed him and he accomplished all of our goals in a very short time. We would definitely use him again and we recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous
My brother and I hired this man for my mother who has dementia. He would only talk with her even though we paid him. We told him she wasn't a reliable source of information but he would not listen. He did ultimately get the tenant out but it took much longer than proposed and I don't feel he did anything that we could not have done for free. The process is all online and the forms on the court website. He was rude, dismissive and expensive. I would not recommend him at all.
Michelle Murtha, Consumer protection Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse James D. Murtha. He is the most knowledgeable landlord-tenant and consumer rights attorney I have ever met or had the opportunity to work with. His skills and expertise in both the fields of landlord-tenant law, particularly as it applies to evictions, and debt-collection defense are unmatched in my opinion. James D. Murtha has my highest recommendation as an expert in landlord-tenant matters and in debt-collection defense.