James Montgomery, Esq.
Barrister at Law, England & Wales, 1989, Lincoln's Inn
Attorney, New York, 1999
Inns of Court School of Law, pass with merit, 1988-1989
Crowther Shield, 1988 (Lincoln's Inn award for extempore advocacy)
Polytechnic of North London, LLB honors, summa cum laude, 1985-1988
Sweet & Maxwell Law Prize, 1987
Foreign languages spoken: French
James Montgomery began his legal career as a barrister in London in 1989. After more than 30 years, James is a polished courtroom lawyer, who has argued and tried hundreds of cases to conclusion and argued many appeals, both before the English courts and those in New York, whether state or federal. James' skills have often been used by other firms, who have called upon him to pick a jury, cross examine witnesses or conduct any other part of a trial.
James realizes that it is the method a lawyer brings to bear in a case which is very often decisive. His approach to any legal matter involves:
- careful analysis of all the facts
- the development of a practical and cost-effective legal strategy
- thorough courtroom presentation
- open communication and unflinching loyalty to the client’s objectives
- clear, objective and honest advice to clients, allowing them to make important case decisions in conjunction with James.
Contract, commercial and employment-related litigation remains a principal focus of James' practice. In addition James has more recently developed a wills, trusts and estates practice to meet clients' needs as they age.
If your matter is outside James' practice area, he may be able to refer you to a different lawyer who is prepared to represent you.