James E. Cullum

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James E. Cullum, Managing Partner, is an experienced trial attorney with substantial experience in federal and state courts. He has over 40 years of litigation experience at the trial level in New York Supreme Courts, Surrogate’s Courts and County Courts throughout the state. He has represented clients in numerous federal trials in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York as well as all state courts. He has argued scores of appeals in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, New York Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. His litigation practice includes personal injury, medical malpractice defense, real property disputes, contract disputes, commercial litigation, will and estate disputes, construction cases, labor law cases, employment matters, workers’ rights and discrimination and other general litigation matters. Mr. Cullum also counsels clients and represents their interests in transactional law in the fields of contracts, hospital and health law, business and commercial matters, business formation and conveyances, real property, zoning and permits, and estate planning. Peer rating A-V.


  • Union University, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – BS
  • Union University, Albany Law School – JD

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Judicial Qualification Commission
  • New York State Judicial Hearing Officer Selection Committee
  • New York State Bar Association (former Member House of Delegates)
  • Warren County Bar Association (former President)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Foundation

Community Affiliations

  • Glens Falls Hospital Board of Governors Member and former Chairman
  • Tri-County Cerebral Palsy Association Board of Directors – former President
  • YMCA Board of Directors
  • United Way Board of Directors
  • Albany Med Health System Board of Directors

Honors and Awards

  • Special Achievement Award from United States Attorney General for Sustained Superior Performance of Duty as Assistant United States Attorney

Areas of Practice


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