James’ core focus is to fight for injured clients who cannot fight for themselves, and to treat them in the caring, compassionate and professional manner that they deserve. To this end, James tells clients, “I know this is your only case and that you depend on me. Therefore I will do everything I can to get the best possible result for you.” James is very proud to have many satisfied clients which include construction workers, laborers, handymen, restaurant workers, drivers, businesspersons, teachers, a NYPD police officer, actors and many others.
James was recognized by and selected as a member of The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the United States who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. James also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, in the Foundational Lawyering Skills Course. He has also authored articles published in Chinese newspapers concerning various legal issues in the Chinese communities, and is active in the Asian American Bar Association of New York.
OTHER SELECT CASES
In addition to our results in Featured Cases, our firm frequently takes on and wins cases involving challenging factual and legal issues. Below are just some examples of our many successful outcomes which are too numerous to list. One should always keep in mind that prior results on cases do not guarantee a similar outcome.
$493,679.84 combined settlement for four bus passengers injured when heavy winds from Hurricane Sandy caused the bus to lose control and strike a concrete median.
$450,000.00 settlement for an elderly woman injured when she was struck by a truck while she was standing in the middle of a busy roadway.
$415,000.00 settlement for a woman injured when she fell on a defective staircase in a building where defense counsel claimed she fell due to her syncopal or fainting episodes.
$395,000.00 settlement for a NYPD police officer who was the driver of a motor vehicle injured after his vehicle was sideswiped by a newspaper truck.
$375,000.00 settlement for a man injured when he fell from a ladder while working.
$337,500.00 settlement for an elderly pedestrian injured when she struck by a motor vehicle.
$325,000.00 settlement for a chef injured when he slipped on water from a leaking ceiling while he was working at The Tavern on the Green Restaurant in Central Park, NYC.
$300,000.00 settlement for a woman injured when she was a pedestrian and was struck by the mirror of a moving truck. She sustained a disc herniation of the C5-C6 level for which she underwent surgery. The settlement is notable since our client was involved in a prior motor vehicle accident four years earlier where she sustained a herniated disc at the same C5-C6 level for which she had been undergoing extensive treatment prior to this settlement.
$300,000.00 settlement for a driver of a motor vehicle injured when he drove his vehicle into an unprotected construction hole in the middle of the street.
$252,500.00 settlement for a driver of a vehicle which was involved in a multi-vehicle wreck
$250,000.00 settlement for a deliveryman injured when he was struck by a forklift on a loading dock.
$250,000.00 settlement for a man injured when he fell on glass at a karaoke club.
$226,500.00 settlement for a construction worker who fell on debris at a construction site
$215,000.00 settlement for an 89 year old woman who fell on fruit wrappers while at a food market.
$210,000.00 settlement for a woman injured when she fell on ice on a sidewalk in front of a common driveway used by multiple homeowners.
$200,000.00 settlement for a boy injured after he fell in a hole on a roadway and was struck by a car. We won this settlement only 7 months after this case was rejected by a prominent law firm with no settlement offer.
$100,000.00 uninsured motorist settlement (representing the full policy limits of the uninsured motorist policy) for an elderly woman in upstate NY injured when she was a passenger in a car and was struck by a leaf spring that broke off from a truck. The truck was not identified and did not make contact with the car.
$100,000.00 settlement (representing the full policy limits of the moving vehicle) for an unaccompanied child injured when he ran into the street from between two parked cars and struck the side of a moving vehicle.
$75,000.00 settlement for a man who was the driver of a vehicle that was rear-ended by another vehicle. This settlement was reached after we successfully opposed a motion to dismiss our client’s case made by the other vehicle on the ground that our client signed a general release and received settlement proceeds from that vehicle’s insurance company before he retained our firm.