AttorneysOf Counsel

Education

State University of New York, College at Brockport, B.S., 1990; Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1998

James is a trial lawyer who specializes in access to the ballot in New York State. He has assisted Federal, State and Local officials in their efforts to secure public office. He has provided strategic counseling and advice to decision makers for over 25 years. He will continue to focus on New York State Election Law and other litigation, environmental and real estate matters.

Admissions+

  • New York State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

Professional Experience+

Public service as:

  • Assistant Director, Governor’s Office of Employee Relations
  • Secretary to the Minority Conference, New York State Assembly
  • Assistant Counsel to the Majority, New York State Senate, in the areas of Pensions, Civil Service and Public Sector Labor Law
  • Assistant County Attorney, Schenectady County
  • Conflict Defender for Saratoga County
  • Represented several members of the US House of Representatives, as well as candidates for the United States Senate
  • Counsel to Marc Molinaro in his run for New York State Governor, advised several Saratoga County Supervisor and Supreme Court Judicial Candidates
  • Member, Board of Trustees of Albany Law School of Union University (1998-2000)
  • Volunteer fireman in various communities
  • Retired Lieutenant Commander from the United States Navy Reserve
  • Served as an Intelligence Officer and was involved in Counter Terrorism efforts
  • Contributor to Public Sector Labor and Employment Law, New York State Bar Association

Memberships+

  • New York State Bar Association