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James J. Cupero 
Goshen, New York

phone 845-294-1060
toll free 888-745-2948

Jim Cupero is a 1979 graduate of Villanova Law School. For more than 30 years he has practiced exclusively in the personal injury and medical malpractice fields. Jim began his career in New York City where he defended physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice actions. He came to Orange County in 1986 where he represented injured persons as well as defendants in personal injury and malpractice cases as partner and Senior Trial Counsel to two of the county's largest law firms.

Over the past 20 years Jim has further limited his practice to representation of the injured only. In fact, the Law Offices of James J. Cupero PLLC is one of the only law firms in Orange County which represent the injured only. Many others who advertise for personal injury cases in this county represent defendants and their insurers in injury cases as well. Limiting his practice as indicated, Jim never has to concern himself with conflicts of interest or the possibility of alienating one client to further another's interests. This is critical in maximizing each client's recovery.

Jim is a respected trial lawyer with a reputation for honest and direct dealings. In approaching the practice this way, he is able to obtain satisfactory settlements prior to taking a jury verdict in approximately 90% of the cases placed in suit. When necessary, a verdict is taken; amounts awarded by the jury in these cases almost invariably exceed the highest demand to settle the case before that verdict was rendered.

Jim's credentials rival those of the most active metropolitan New York attorneys. A former member of the New York County Lawyer's Association, Jim is currently an active member of the American Bar Association, America Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, The Second Circuit Court of Appeals and all New York State courts.

Areas of Practice:

  • car accidents
  • pedestrian accidents
  • motorcycle accidents
  • truck accidents
  • slip and fall
  • dog attacks
  • defective products
  • wrongful death
  • dental & medical malpractice
  • construction law
  • labor law

Litigation Percentage:

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1980


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1979
  • Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • New York County Lawyer's Association
    • Former Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Member
  • American Association for Justice
    • Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Member
  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Member

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