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James P. Gilroy


James Gilroy is a litigator and trial attorney with over 40 years’ court experience in the greater New York City area. He concentrates his practice in the defense of general liability litigation, and has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts including cases of construction accidents, professional liability, municipal liability and toxic torts.  Jim has successfully argued appeals throughout New York’s appellate system and is responsible for numerous trial and appellate level decisions.  Jim founded a law firm in New York City and for 23 years tried civil cases for plaintiffs and defendants, obtaining over 30 jury verdicts in areas as diverse as environmental contamination, medical professional and health facility liability, construction site liability and products liability.

Jim was a founding member of the Brehon Law Society of New York City, a bar association formed by lawyers and judges concerned with international human rights issues.  Jim was part of a team of Brehon Society attorneys who argued a federal case interpreting a 180 year old extradition treaty with Great Britain.  Jim has served on numerous Independent Judicial Screening Panels, interviewing and evaluating candidates for the New York State Supreme Court and lower court bench in New York City.  For 10 years he volunteered as an Assistant Scoutmaster of his local Boy Scout troop which his three sons belonged to, and for recreation, he enjoys summer camping and outdoor adventures on a remote island in Canada.