James J. Lofrese

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Firm: Black Marjieh & Sanford LLP
100 Clearbrook Road
Elmsford NY 10523
United States

Jim has over 25 years of experience as a trial attorney and has tried over 50 cases to verdict throughout many counties in New York State. Over the past 20 years, he has been engaged in the field of insurance defense litigation at prominent defense firms. His practice emphasizes the importance of risk-transfer opportunities in the context of personal injury and property damage claims. Jim’s civil trial background involves the representation of defendants in construction-related accidents, premises liability claims, motor vehicle accidents and professional malpractice claims. Early in his career, Jim served as an Assistant District Attorney in Orange County, New York, conducting over 20 criminal jury trials and working in multiple felony prosecution units.

As a trial attorney, Jim is energized by being front and center defending his clients’ rights. His approach encompasses carefully structured strategy, as well as the ability to think fast and react to evolving circumstances within the courtroom.

One of seven children raised by a WWII veteran, Jim has a strong work ethic, a love for competition, and a strong commitment to family values. His mother taught him piano at the age of 4, and Jim’s daughter now carries that tradition forward. He loves the Yankees and the Giants, but enjoys watching his son excel at sports above all else.

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