Masters in Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY, J.D. In Law at Temple University
Bachelors in Political Science and Africana Studies at Union College.
Jamie is an experienced litigator who is a member of the bar in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC, and has successfully represented clients in both civil and criminal matters throughout his 17 year legal career in each of these jurisdictions.
A 1997 graduate of the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, Jamie began his legal career in the Bronx, NY, where he defended indigent clients charged with crimes. After four years in the Bronx, Jamie moved back to his hometown of Syracuse, New York accepting a position with a leading Central New York litigation firm, Smith Sovik, Kendrick and Sugnet, LLP.
Joining The Heavy Hitters
In the fall of 2002, Jamie accepted a position with Central New York’s premier personal injury firm, Alexander & Catalano, LLC, where he successfully litigated hundreds of cases on behalf of the firm’s clients, over an 8 year period. Notably, as a member of the bar in both New York and Pennsylvania, Jamie was able to use his skills to successfully litigate several of the firm’s higher value commercial vehicle cases involving serious accidents that occurred along the New York/Pennsylvania interstate corridor.
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
In 2010, Jamie relocated with his family to the Washington, DC suburb of Rockville, Maryland, where he eventually accepted a position at the prestigious International and Corporate Law Firm, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP. At Steptoe, Jamie used his extensive litigation experience to effectively supervise local counsel engaged in national toxic tort litigation on behalf of Fortune 400 clients in jurisdictions including Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Missouri, Georgia, Washington and Oregon.
Jamie moved his family back to Central New York in July of 2014, and has returned to Alexander & Catalano, LLC to continue the pursuit of his passion for assisting those in need of help, whose lives have been affected by the negligence of others.
Of note, Jamie is also a former standout high school and college basketball player, a 1990 graduate of Bishop Ludden High School in Syracuse, NY and a 1994 magna cum laude graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY. Jamie brings an aggressive and competitive spirit honed throughout his athletic career to the representation of his clients.