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
Since 1989, James Montgomery has concentrated on two areas of law - litigation and criminal defense. He is retained in lawsuits by both plaintiffs and defendants. Whether you want to sue or are being sued, or are being prosecuted by the state, James Montgomery will provide you with intelligent and forceful representation. James Montgomery is a polished and highly experienced trial advocate, having been schooled in jury trials and appeals for the first ten years of his career before some of the most formidable Judges of the Old Bailey.
In New York, James Montgomery has continued to conduct many, often difficult jury cases before the courts and has appeared in arbitrations involving millions of dollars. James Montgomery has also argued appeals before the Appellate Division, First Department. After more than thirty years of practice before the courts, James Montgomery has the confidence to argue a difficult matter to a successful conclusion. His legal arguments were described in a landmark appeal case as "a model of their kind" and in another as "effortlessly decisive". Other New York lawyers have been able to benefit from James Montgomery's experience by retaining him as their trial counsel for an entire proceeding, or to call him in to select a jury, cross-examine witnesses or to conduct any part of a trial which they have felt requires his particular skills.
In cases where specific expertise is required, outside our practice area, we may refer you to legal counsel which is, in our estimation, best prepared to represent you.