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James Francis Leonick

Personal injury Attorney at Commack, NY

5.0   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%
    No fee unless we recover an award or settlement

    35 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    20%
    No fee unless we recover an award or settlement

    35 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Elder law
    20%
    Hourly base and flat fee depending upon the type and amount of work

    13 years

  4. Estate planning
    20%
    Hourly base and flat fee depending upon the type and amount of work

    35 years

  5. Probate
    10%
    Hourly billing against a retainer, or a percentage based fee which will vary depending upon the size of the estate

    35 years

IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED, NEED TO RESOLVE OR PLAN AN ESTATE, I CAN HELP!

James F. Leonick, graduated from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and has been practicing law since 1989.  Prior to establishing Leonick Law P.L.L.C. and his former partnership in Parisi & Leonick, L.L.P, James was a Senior Trial Attorney with several major insurance companies, practicing in the New York State Courts from Westchester, throughout New York City and Long Island. While honing his litigation skills, James also learned how insurance companies evaluate, think and react.  James now focuses his practice on representing accident victims to seek the compensation that they deserve and based upon his prior experience working for insurance companies, he is uniquely well qualified to get you the compensation you deserve.  In addition, he also practices Estate Planning, Wills and Probate. James is a devoted family man, Rotarian and Boy Scout Leader with roots in Suffolk County and donates much of his spare time to community organizations in the Long Island, New York area.

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OUR LOCATION:

6143 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 202
Commack, New York 11725

Elevator Access is Available!

Location

Leonick Law, P.L.L.C.
6143 Jericho Turnpike
Suite 202
Commack, NY, 11725-2809

Reviews

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Posted by C. | January 18, 2017
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The Lawyer You Can Trust With Your Best Interests.
When I was injured in a motor vehicle accident, Mr. Leonick was recommended to me by an East Northport resident. He worked on my case from Day 1 and demonstrated a clear understanding of No-Fault proceedings. Mr. Leonick interceded with Insurance companies, Doctor's offices & Hospitals, Medical Records, and Private Arbitration over a span of many years. At no point was I ever in doubt of his expertise in dealing with my complex case. He was able to collect reimbursement for me as it came in, and we were able to successfully win a ruling 100% in my favor. Mr. Leonick is knowledgeable and thorough, accessible and professional. I know he put an exceptional amount of effort into the services he provided for me and feel any prospective client would benefit from his assistance.
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Posted by Charles Bonfante III, Esq. | December 16, 2016
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A class act
I was lucky to have met and worked with Jim at the very beginning of my career. First impressions can be lasting, and I still remember all these years later, how Jim carried himself with professionalism, grace, and etiquette. Over the years I have sent numerous clients to Jim, including my own parents, and he has never let me down. Compassionate, patient and caring, he is also a skilled litigator with an eye on the big picture. Jim truly is the last of a rare and dying breed; in short, a class act. I would not ever hesitate to endorse Jim wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Briant | March 12, 2024
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Jim Leonick: Transforming Estate Planning into a Seamless & Supportive Experience
Finding an estate planning attorney who not only excels in their field but also makes the complex process feel effortless is rare. However, Jim Leonick has proven to be an exceptional exception. From our first consultation, Jim displayed a profound understanding of estate planning, paired with an approachable and patient demeanor that immediately put us at ease. Estate planning can often feel overwhelming, given its significance and the intricate legalities involved. Yet, Jim's methodical approach simplified the process for us. He took the time to understand our unique situation, needs, and goals. What stood out was his ability to explain complex legal concepts in terms that were easy for us to understand, ensuring that we were fully informed decision-makers in our estate planning journey. Jim's expertise is evident in his attention to detail and the comprehensive nature of the services he provides. He addressed every aspect of our estate planning, including wills, trusts, power of attorney, and healthcare directives, ensuring that no stone was left unturned. His recommendations were tailored specifically to our needs, reflecting his commitment to personalized service. What sets Jim apart is not just his legal expertise but his genuine care for his clients. He made us feel valued and respected, never rushing us through decisions, and always available to answer questions or provide clarification. His professionalism and empathy created a supportive environment that made a typically stressful process surprisingly pleasant. The efficiency with which Jim handled our estate planning was impressive. He managed timelines effectively, keeping the process on track and ensuring that all documents were prepared and executed flawlessly. His thoroughness provided us with peace of mind, knowing that our estate was in good hands. In conclusion, Jim Leonick's exceptional service in estate planning has exceeded our expectations. His expertise, coupled with his empathetic approach, made a daunting process straightforward and stress-free. We are deeply grateful for his guidance and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a knowledgeable, compassionate, and efficient estate planning attorney. Jim's dedication to his clients and his craft is truly commendable, making him a standout professional in his field.
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Posted by Nancie | September 6, 2023
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Leonick Law is excellent!
I used Lisa Leonick for a house closing a few years ago. The closing became very complicated due to a divorce. Lisa handled all aspects competently and helped me tremendously to get through a difficult situation. More recently I used Leonick Law to handle some estate planning for me. I needed to update my will, prepare a power of attorney, health care proxy, and living will, something that EVERYONE should have. Also, I needed a trust. Lisa and Jim Leonick were very knowledgeable and attended to all of my needs.They answered all my questions and advised me of the best way to handle my estate. They spent time explaining everything to me which put me at ease and helped make the best decisions for my situation. I would highly recommend Leonick Law for your legal needs!
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Posted by Laura | July 26, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer
Jim and staff were excellent to work with every step of my case. Knowledgeable and made my case a priority and was thorough.
Posted by Eddie | July 18, 2023
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Great Attorney
Jim is the consummate professional. Very friendly, straightforward, and honest, he will cover all the details of your case thoroughly. Highly recommend
Posted by Paul | March 9, 2022
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Great Experience
Jim and his team help me out with a difficult real estate transaction- took the time to explain to me options that would benefit me Looking forward to working with him for some future will planning
Posted by Nicholas | February 20, 2022
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EXCEPTIONAL
Many thanks to the Leonick Law team for providing exceptional legal services on the Real Estate transaction of a home we inherited from our parents. Having this being the first home we ever sold Jim took the time to first explain the process, listened to our questions and concerns then provided advise. We had many obstacles along the way. Jim always had the answers and solutions. The first buyer cancelled last minute after after the sales contract was written and agreed upon, then an unknown "phantom" lien from a loan our parents had in the 1980's showed up on the homes title which we knew had to be paid off but the bank never recorded that with the county records. We had no paperwork to prove it was paid and a letter of satisfaction was needed. The title company wanted $100,000 placed in an escrow to cover 2.5 times the original loan amount. The Leonick Law team successfully pursued the old banks successor to produce a letter of satisfaction that the title company accepted allowing us to close on the home. I would say that effort was truly extraordinary. The typical legal fees to file such a case would have been many thousands and months to clear. This is the team to go with. As the home was in a trust Jim gave us advise moving forward on how to protect the sale proceeds. They really look out on their clients behalf. Truly a trusted advisor!
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2020
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Auto Accident Claim
My grown daughter was driving my car & I was was a passenger when we were hit head-on by an unlicensed driver who had a history of driving while intoxicated & was unlicensed. The car was totaled. My injuries were significant, thankfully not life threatening, but led to a lengthy recovery period. After speaking with a couple of attorneys, I decided to hire Jim Leonick. I liked his approach & thought that he would be easy to work with & thorough. I made the right decision. Jim work diligently on my case and he & the firm's paralegal kept me well informed throughout the entire process. I was very happy with the resulting outcome of the suit. Although the insurance company dragged it's feet & were reluctant to pay out on their insured's policy, after working diligently, Jim was able to collect the full amount of the policy. Without question, I would recommend Jim Leonick.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2020
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Excellent!
We hired James Leonick to handle the purchase of our new business. Took the time to explain everything to us clearly and make us feel comfortable.
Posted by Matt | July 2, 2020
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Great Representation During This Tough Time
Jim was wonderful throughout the whole process of purchasing a new home. We made it through the new Covid protocols and I couldn’t of been happier with Jim’s performance.
Posted by Susan | June 29, 2020
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Fantastic
Mr.Leonick and his team were very professional and knowledgeable. Our appointments always took place on time and Mr. Leonick was very patient answering my questions. I would highly recommend him for any and all of your needs.
Posted by Paula | April 3, 2017
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A True Professional
Jim took the time to thoroughly explain everything to us throughout our case. He was patient & understanding. I would highly recommend.
Posted by Michael | November 21, 2016
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Outstanding, committed and talented attorney for elder care, estate planning and all personal and business legal needs.
Jim is an outstanding and talented attorney committed to delivering outstanding results for his clients. I know this firsthand because Jim has serviced my personal and business needs for many years. He is incredibly knowledgeable in matters of estate planning and elder care and his many contributions to my businesses in areas of formation, development and strategic planning has been invaluable. He has an unwavering commitment to customer service and his attention to detail is second to none. Jim is also extremely active in local communities and has established a very impressive network of business and political leaders. What a great asset and caring partner to have for your personal and business needs!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Leonick Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Parisi & Leonick, LLP
  • 2001 - 2014
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Geico Insurance Company
  • 1989 - 2001

Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • A.A
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Workplace accident
  • Eventually, the case settled for $875,000 and the client also was approved for Social Security Disability and his New York City disability pension.
  • Slip and Fall
  • Initially the insurance carrier involved only wanted to resolve the case based upon a value for the initial fracture, but we prevailed upon them to increase the settlement of that case, ultimately receiving a $475,000 settlement

Associations

  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2023
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2022
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Touro Law School
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Title Tech
  • New York State Land Title Association
  • 2022
  • NBI Seminar
  • Personal Injury -No-Fault
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse James
Real estate Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"On all occasions where I have worked across from Jim I have found him to be honest, diligent, and deal-friendly. He works hard for his clients and is a pleasure to work with on real estate transactions."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I was fortunate to meet Jim at the very start of my career. In fact, when I was hired as an entry level associate for a insurance company, Jim was one of the top trial attorneys in my legal department. But more important than that, I found him to be always be kind, temperate and humble, as well as generous with both time and advice. In fact for years after I ventured out on my own, Jim was always eager to answer a question, and offer sometimes unsolicited caveats, lest I make a mistake. Jim was the first real mentor that I ever had, and all these years later, I am proud to call him my colleague and good friend."
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Commack Personal injury Lawyer James Francis Leonick
James Francis Leonick
Personal injury Attorney
Commack, NY
Licensed for 35 years
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