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James E. Reid

Greene Reid & Pomeroy, PLLC

of counsel

Tel: 315-492-2222 Work

173 Intrepid Lane
Syracuse, New York 13205

www.greenereid.com

Jim is a founding partner of Greene Reid & Pomeroy and serves of counsel to the Firm. Jim and Arthur M. Greene established the firm on January 1, 1982 and quickly developed a reputation for excellence in the representation of injured individuals.  Over the course of a highly distinguished career, Jim has tried many cases, both civil and criminal, across New York State.  Jim has been honored by his peers, having been selected to Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates and has achieved the Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating (Preeminent).  Jim was selected by his peers for inclusion in the oldest peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession, The Best Lawyers in America.  In 2017, Jim was recognized by Best Lawyers as Syracuse’s “Lawyer of the Year.”

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 a past president of the NYS Academy of Trial Attorneys.  He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys weight training, running, cooking, flying and scuba diving.  He is currently a Dive Control Specialist Diver, certified by Scuba School International (SSI).

In addition to his active 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 continues to be a sought-after mediator and arbitrator and is the President of his own mediation company, Advocate’s Forum, Inc.

Jim is a graduate of Utica College, where he served as 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, which is recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice.


Education

  • Utica College

  • Syracuse University College of Law

  • Stetson University College of Law (LLM in Trial Advocacy)

Speaking Engagements

  • Applying the Rules of Evidence, NationalBusiness Institute, 1993

  • Auto Liability for Insurance Professional, New York State Bar Association, 2012

  • Practical Skills:  Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, 2012

  • Evidence, Annual Update, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012-2014

  • Construction Site Accidents:  The Law and the Trial, New York State Bar Association, 2011

  • Automobile Litigation Update, New York State Bar Association, 2011

  • Practical Skills – Basics of Civil Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2011, 2005, 2000

  • Products Liability Annual Update, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2011, 2008

  • Keeping Current with Automobile Litigation, New York State Bar Association, 2010

  • Insurance Coverage, New York State Bar Association, 2010

  • General Auto Liability, New York State Bar Association, 2009

  • Additional Insured Coverage, New York State Bar Association, 2009

  • Ethics, Annual Update, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2009

  • Personal Injury Cases:  Calculating & Proving Damages, National Business Institute, 2008

  • Taking & Defending Depositions, Lorman Education Services, 2008

  • The New Litigator’s Guide to Trial Practice, National Business Institute, 2008

  • Mediation:  A Valuable Tool For Litigators, National Business Institute, 2008

  • Liens, Set-Asides & Special Needs Trusts, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2008

  • Auto Insurance:  Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation, Lorman Education Services, 2008

  • Construction Site Accidents – The Trial of a Labor Law Case, New York State Bar Association, 2008

  • Directing Experts – Pounding in the Theme, New York State Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2007

  • Mediation & Arbitration of Injury and Damages Cases, Onondaga County Bar Association, 2007

  • Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients, National Business Institute, 2007

  • Auto Insurance & Litigation, Lorman Education Services, 2007

  • Handling the Auto Injury Claim, National Business Institute, 2007

  • Basic Civil Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2007

  • Discovery Skills for the Legal Staff, Lorman, 2006, 2004

  • How to Get Evidence & Expert Testimony Admitted in Court, National Business Institute, 2006

  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Lorman, 2005

  • Taking & Defending Effective Depositions, Lorman, 2005

  • Update & Overview on Premises Liability, New York State Bar Association, 2005

  • Discovery, New York State Bar Association, 2004

  • Real Evidence for Trial Practitioners, Lorman, 2004, 2003

  • Bridging the Gap – Trial Advocacy for Newly Admitted Attorneys, Onondaga County Bar Association, 2004, 2003

  • Personal Injury, Lorman, 2004

  • Trying a Personal Injury Case, Lorman, 2003

  • Decisions SEminiar, Evidence Update, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2003

  • Depositions from A to Z, New York State Bar Association, 2003

  • Trying the Auto Case in New York, Lorman, 2002

  • Taking and Defending Depositions in New York, Lorman 2002

  • Decisions Seminar, Premises Liability Update, New York State Trial Lawyers, 2001

  • Discovery:  The Key to Success at Trial, New York State Bar Association, 2000

  • Decisions Seminar, No Fault Update, New York State Trial Lawyers, 2000

Government Service

  • Major, United States Marine Corps

  • Judge Advocate/Trial Counsel

  • SJA BLT 1/8 (1978)

  • Commanding Officer, Bravo Company, 8th Tank Battalion

  • Operations Officer, S-3, 8th Battalion

  • Assistant District Attorney, Wayne County

Admissions

  • New York

  • United States Court of Military Appeals

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

  • United States Court of Appeals – Second Circuit

  • United States Supreme Court

  • Oneida Nation Court

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017 Lawyer of the Year

  • Super Lawyers

  • American College of Trial Lawyers

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

  • Listed as a Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyer in America by Lawdragon

  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

  • Who’s Who in American Law

  • Who’s Who in America

  • Who’s Who in the World

  • Fellow, Knights of the Bar

  • Listed in National Register of Pre-eminent Professionals

  • Recipient, Onondaga County Bar Association Special Recognition Award

  • Chief Clerk, Moot Court Board, Syracuse University College of Law

  • Phi Delta Phi

  • Order of the Barristers

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy

Press and Publications

  • Editor, Trial Magazine, 1992-1995

  • Jury Instructions in the Civil Law Suit, Trying the Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association, 1987, Revision 1994, 1999

  • Handling the Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Case, New York State Bar Association, General Practice Section Desk Book, 1989

  • Personal Injury Chapter; General Practice; New York, Ostertag & Benson, editors, West Publishing, 1998

  • Service of Process Manual for the Attorney, 1984

  • Uninsured, MVAIC and Underinsured Claims and Problems Under New York Law; What They are and How to Avoid Them, National Trial Lawyer, January 1992

  • Auto Insurance Coverage and Personal Injury, Attorney at Law, July 2012

Professional and
Community Activities

  • Certified Grievance Mediator – New York State

  • President, Advocates Forum, Inc.

  • Past Chair of the General Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association and its House of Delegates

  • Former Director of the Onondaga County Bar Association

  • Past President of the NYS Academy of Trial Attorneys

  • Former member, Utica College Board of Trustees

  • Life Member, Board of Visitors, Syracuse University College of Law

  • Former Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University College of Law

  • Former Instructor, Syracuse University Paralegal Program

  • Former Instructor, State University of New York

  • Lecturer, Onondaga County Bar Association

  • Founding Member, Geiger Bar Association, USMC

  • Former Director, New York Trial Lawyers Association

  • Former President, Upstate Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Academy of Justice

  • Geneva Youth Hockey