Lawyer of the Year

Jim is the senior member and shareholder of Greene & Reid, PLLC. He and Arthur M. Greene, Esq. established the firm on January 1, 1982. Jim has tried many cases, both civil and criminal, across New York State. He has been honored by his peers by being selected to Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, ABOTA and has achieved the Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating.

In addition to his private legal practice, Jim served the people of the state of New York as an Assistant District Attorney for Wayne County for over two decades. He also is a sought-after mediator and arbitrator and is the President of his own mediation company, Advocate’s Forum, Inc.

Active in many Bar Associations, Jim is a Past Chair of the General Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association and its House of Delegates; is a former Director of the Onondaga County Bar Association, and is the immediate past president of the NYS Academy of Trial Attorneys. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars.

He is a graduate of Utica College, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees and Investment Committee for nine years, and Syracuse University College of Law, where he was an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Trial Practice for over 25 years. In October of 2013, Jim was honored by being elected to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

In his spare time he enjoys weight training, running, cooking, flying and scuba diving. He has been featured as chef of the week in the Syracuse Post-Standard and is currently a Dive Control Specialist Diver, certified by SSI.

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