James Merlino Attorney

Experienced Attorney Based in New York

About James Merlino Attorney

An attorney with more than 15 years of experience in construction, automotive accident, product liability, and other areas of personal injury law, James Merlino serves as a partner at Hannum, Feretic, Prendergast & Merlino in New York City. Educated at the University at Albany and St. John’s University School of Law, where he spent two years clerking for Devitt & Spellman, James Merlino passed the New York Bar Exam in 1995 and subsequently joined Alio, McDonough & Jennings as an associate attorney. Two years later, he became an associate with Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess, a highly respected law firm with offices across the nation.

In 2001, Mr. Merlino began a partnership in his current firm and today represents clients on a wide range of matters in state and federal court. He maintains affiliation with the New York State Bar Association, the Defense Association of New York, and the New York County Lawyers Association. More information on his background and practice can be seen at www.hfpmlaw.com.

About the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders

With nearly two decades of experience as a trial attorney, James Merlino presently operates as a partner at Hannum Feretic Prendergast & Merlino, LLC, in New York. As a trial attorney, James Merlino specializes in matters related to construction, automobile accidents, and product liability. An engaged member of his industry, Mr. Merlino maintains membership in the Defense Association of New York and the New York State Bar Association.

As one of the committees of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders (NYSCBL) serves as the premier source of ideas and information for association members. The organization strives to foster leadership among current and future leaders of the bar; promotes the objectives of the NYSBA; and encourages collaboration among the various local bar associations. One of the services it offers is the quarterly publication of the Directory of Bar Associations in New York State.

Established in 1877, the NYSBA is recognized as the nation’s biggest and oldest state bar association. Serving more than 77,000 members in every county, city, and town in New York, the organization is dedicated to upholding the standards of courtesy, honesty, and integrity in the legal field; providing legal services to those in need; and ensuring that justice is served.

New York County Lawyers Association Honors New Judges

A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, James Merlino is a defense attorney with the New York City firm of Hannum, Feretic, Prendergast & Merlino, LLC. Attorney James Merlino is a member of several New York law organizations, including the Defense Association of New York, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA).

Founded 105 years ago by a group of lawyers as a more democratic alternative to the New York Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) hosts a variety of weekly events, meetings, and workshops for members. An upcoming reception on February 19 will honor newly elected, reelected, appointed, and reappointed New York judges. The NYCLA's Supreme Court Committee will host the event, which is open to NYCLA members by invitation only. Taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the event will be held at the NYCLA headquarters in New York City. The Hon. Fern Fisher, who serves as a Deputy Chief Administrative Judge in New York City courts, will make welcoming remarks, followed by a reception introducing this year's honorees.

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