James B. Reed

James B. Reed

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Elmira, NY

Ziff Law Firm, LLP
 | 303 William Street, Box 1338
Elmira, NY 14902-1338
Phone: 607-733-8866
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

For more than 30 years, Jim Reed has practiced in the state and federal courts of both New York and Pennsylvania in the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Legal Malpractice.

In 2015, and again for 2017, Jim was selected as "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America.  For many years, Jim has been selected as a "Best Lawyer in America" and "NY SuperLawyer" and for membership in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Forum membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement of Two Million Dollars or more.

Jim was selected for membership following his successful handling of a medical malpractice case for a little girl who suffered permanent brain damage due to a delay in delivery.  This case resulted in a structured settlement with projected payments to the disabled child of over $20,000,000 for her profound medical and nursing needs and with a present value of $2.4M.

In addition to this case, Jim has handled many other Million-Plus cases ($4M, $2.5M, 2.25M $2M, $1.625M, etc.). 

Several years ago, WETM-TV selected Jim as their local legal expert.  Jim is featured on the Noon News on Wednesdays where he responds to listeners' legal questions.

Jim is a prolific legal writer:  on his blogs (www.NYInjuryLawBlog.com and www.NYBikeAccidentBlog), in two books (Learn the Five Secrets to Buying Auto Insurance and Learn the Five Deadly Mistakes that can Kill Your Accident Case), and in the NYSBA book, The Plaintiff's Personal Injury Action in NY).

Jim was also proud to have been selected to teach selected to teach: Injury Law 101– The Nuts and Bolts of Handling an Injury Case for the cutting-edge Solo Practice University.

Jim proudly represents the injured throughout the Twin Tiers of NY and PA including: Elmira, Corning, Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Bath, Waverly, Sayre, Towanda.  Call 800-943-3529 or email jreed@zifflaw.com if Jim can help you.

About James Reed

Admitted 1987, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.zifflaw.com/lawyers/jim-reed/

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected as "Lawyer of the Year" , Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Selected as Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • I was proud to have been selected again as "Best Lawyer" and even prouder of the fact that my firm was selected as a Top Tier "Best Law Firms in America".  Now and then, hard work pays off!, Selected Best Lawyers, US News & World Report, 2013
  • Selected again...., Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, US News & World Report, 2011
  • Forum membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement of Two Million Dollars or more., Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2007
  • Forum membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement of One Million Dollars or more., Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2003

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Selected to the Board of Directors of the NY Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2009
  • Selected by Chief Judge Kaye to serve on the 6th Judicial District Judicial Candidate Screening Commission., 2007
  • Founder and Coordinator for the Chemung County Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Participated in the Chemung County Bar Association Pro-Bono Divorce Program, 1986

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Litigating in the Courts of the Southern Tier, The Plaintiff's Personal Injury Action in NY, 2012
  • I was pleased to be selected to teach Injury Law 101:  The Nuts and Bolts of Handling an Injury Case by Solo Practice University (SPU).  SPU is cutting-edge, on-line curriculum for practicing lawyers to learn proficiency in a given practice area., Taught Injury Law 101, Faculty for Solo Practice University, 2009
  • Author, Litigating in the Courts of The Southern Tier, The Plaintiff's Personal Injury Action in NY, NY State Bar Association, 2007

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $2,250,000 Settlement in Wrongful Death Car Crash Case, 2016
  • $1,000,000 Policy Limits Settlement in a Dump Truck Crash Case., 2012
  • $4,000,000 Settlement in a Wrongful Death case., 2012
  • $2,500,000 Settlement on behalf of a driver who was permanently disabled due to being rear-ended by a bus., 2011
  • $2,400,000 Settlement In a Medical Malpractice Action-- Delay in Delivery at Birth Causing Cerebral Palsy, 2007
  • $2,000,000 Settlement In a Medical Malpractice Action-- Delay in Delivery at Birth Causing Cerebral Palsy, 2004
  • $1,625,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement, 2004
  • $945,000-- Car Crash Case Involving a Tractor Trailer, 2003

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Industry Groups

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • NY Academy Of Trial Lawyers
  • NY SuperLawyers
  • NY Trial Lawyers Association
  • Selected For Best Lawyers In America
  • Office Location for James B. Reed

    303 William Street
    Box 1338
    Elmira, NY 14902-1338

     

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