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James F. Woods, Partner

James F. WoodsJames Woods has over two decades of experience handling negotiations and litigation ranging from jury and bench trials, appeals, to all forms of alternate dispute resolution across the full spectrum of disciples, including corporate and commercial litigation, complex negligence matters, insurance coverage disputes, intellectual property claims, and estate litigation.


James is counsel to a number of domestic companies in a wide range of industries and commercial arenas, including real estate, insurance, banking, transportation, and construction. He has successfully negotiated many sophisticated transactions and represented client's in complex acquisitions.

Prior to starting the law firm in 1993, Mr. Woods served for five years in Nassau County as an Assistant District Attorney; during his tenure as a prosecutor, James received extensive trial litigation experience and training handling a variety of matters.

Significant Recent Engagements

  • Tort Claim – recently represented families wrongly dispossessed from their homes as a result of a Crane collapse in New York City; negotiated for the clients the settlement of their litigation for the sum of Two Million ($2,000,000.00) Dollars.
  • Property Damage Trial Verdict – represented two families in a group lawsuit whose homes were substantially damages by faulty sewer line repairs; after trial, there was a liability verdict against New York City and a private contractor. After the verdict, the entire matter settled for $6,800,000.00; with our clients receiving $700,000.00 for the damages to their homes.


  • Fordham University - B.S. in Business/Finance 1985
  • New York Law School - Juris Doctorate 1988

Bar Admissions and Professional Associations

  • State of New York 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of N.Y. 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of N.Y. 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit 2009
  • Former Member of New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Member of the American Trial Lawyers Association

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