James M. Marino is a seasoned litigator with over 25 years of experience as a member of the plaintiffs’ personal injury bar. After graduating from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Marino served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps before entering private practice. He began his civilian practice as an attorney in the insurance defense bar for several years. Thereafter, he has represented plaintiffs as a principal in his own AV rated firm and as trial and associate counsel for major New York City plaintiffs’ personal injury firms. His experience has given him a unique perspective in anticipating the tactics and strategies of defendants. He prides himself on providing outstanding, aggressive yet sensible representation for his clients. He firmly believes in providing the same top-quality representation to injured clients to which the large insurance carriers have ready access, and in fighting to protect and preserve the rights of his clients.

Mr. Marino has achieved significant recoveries on behalf of his clients, by settlement and after jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and mediations in diverse personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability, actions against municipalities, false arrest cases and medical, podiatric and dental malpractice matters. His practice experience encompasses the State and Federal Courts in the five boroughs of New York City and the Greater New York City Metropolitan Area.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York 
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Certified to practice before courts martial of the United States Armed Forces


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School
  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C. (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Professional Activities

  • Trial Lawyers Care (TLC): Participated in the pro bono representation of victims and the families of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks before the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), including the explanation of rights and the preparation and filing of claims before the VCF (2002-2003)
  • "Confidentiality of Medical Records in New York", Lecturer, Medical Educational Services (October 2000, May 1999 and May 1995) 
  • Faculty Member, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Paralegal Studies Program: Civil Litigation Course (Winter 1999 and Spring 1999)