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Practice Areas: Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense Law

Litigation Percentage:100% of Practice Devoted to
Litigation

Bar Admissions:New York, 1975
U.S. District Court Western
District of New York, 1980

Education:University at Buffalo Law School,
Buffalo, New York, J.D., 1974
Canisius College, B.A., 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Bar Association of Erie County

New York State Bar Association       Section on Insurance, Negligence
      and Compensation Law

American Bar Association
      Tort and Insurance Practice
      Section

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
      1997 – 1999 Board of Directors

American Board of Trial Advocates – Buffalo Chapter (ABOTA)
      Past President

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
      Defense Bar

The Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York
      2009 Defense Trial Lawyer of the       Year

Defense Research Institute, Inc.

Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York

James P. Burgio, Partner

Phone:  716_.854_.1744 | Fax:  716.854.1749 | E-mail:  jim@burgiokita.com | Download V-Card

JAMES P. BURGIO, graduated from Canisius College in 1971 and the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 1974. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1975 and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in 1980. He is a member of the Erie County, New York State and American Bar Associations, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Defense Bar), The Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York, and The Defense Research Institute, Inc. Also as a member of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, he served on its Board of Directors from 1997 to 1999. He is a current member and Past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates - Buffalo Chapter (ABOTA).

Jim’s forty plus years in practice have focused on the defense of personal injury matters, insurance coverage issues, and the defense of first party claims. Due to his extensive experience in this area, he is often called upon by the bench and bar to serve as mediator, arbitrator, or as referee in discovery matters. An accomplished litigator, he has taken well over 150 cases to verdict, and has also resolved many other matters through alternative dispute resolution. In 2009 Jim was named the Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York.