Syracuse University College of Law
Awards and Recognition:
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Elite Lawyers of America – Silver Member
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- New York State Bar Association
- New York State Trial Lawyers' Association
- Onondaga County Bar Association
James Alexander cofounded the Law Firm and has been prosecuting personal injury, wrongful death, and general negligence cases for over 30 years.
He has represented more than a thousand clients during his career and has won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for them. James also consults with the associate attorneys in the Firm and manages much of the Firm’s general business.
James is an accomplished trial lawyer. The focus of his legal career has been representing personal injury victims in claims arising from motor vehicle crashes, general negligence claims, construction accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, and injuries to children. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts. He is a member of the American Association of Justice, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors), and the Onondaga County Bar Association.
James has lectured at lawyer seminars on the subjects of personal injury, civil practice, and has been a featured speaker at the Syracuse College of Law. James’ experience and expertise is exemplified in the numerous cases and precedents set by him in reported cases.
The Heavy Hitters
As everyone in the community knows, Alexander & Catalano are known as The Heavy Hitters. Their TV commercials have been running for 18 years. James has been a strong proponent of lawyer advertising as it benefits the public by informing people of their rights and assists them in retaining counsel.
Some years ago State Judges attempted to restrict the content of lawyers’ commercials. James believed this was an unconstitutional restraint on free speech. He filed suit and won the case before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The restrictive rules were struck down. This is one of the most significant cases in recent history regarding lawyer advertising and it put James on the front page of the Wall Street Journal: See Here