James L. Maswick
Mr. Maswick advocates for clients on a wide range of matters, ranging from personal to business to litigation defense. As such, he is an active and versatile member of both the firm’s Litigation and Corporate Departments.
Mr. Maswick is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including investigation, pleadings, discovery, depositions and dispositive motions through negotiations, arbitrations, legal administrative hearings and court proceedings. He regularly appears before courts located in the North Country, Adirondacks, Central New York, Capital District, New York City and Long Island. He is experienced in general liability defense including commercial and civil litigation, as well as premises, product and automotive liability. He has experience handling a wide range of personal injury claims including car accidents, slip and falls, bicycle and ski accidents, and elevator/escalator claims.
On the corporate end, Mr. Maswick regularly represents buyers, sellers and banks in a wide range of real estate transactions. He handles estate planning through drafting wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney and forms business entities for clients. He also handles matrimonial and family law.
Mr. Maswick interned with the U.S. House of Representatives, the New York State Senate, the NYS Department of Law Office of the Attorney General in Albany and the Troy Corporation Counsel Office. In these roles, he attended hearings, developed campaign literature and correspondence, processed casework and developed plans for Members of Congress.
A native of the Capital District and an active member of the Adirondack community, Mr. Maswick is a member of the board and Vice President of the Tri-Lakes Federal Credit Union, a member of the board and Treasurer of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and a member of the Business and Networking Group in Lake Placid. He is also a member of the Essex and Albany County Bar Associations and the Lake Placid Business Association. He is a former Vice President of the Tri-Lakes Young Professionals. He was named as a Rising Star in New York Super Lawyers Magazine Upstate Edition.
Mr. Maswick earned his J.D. at Albany Law School where he was a member of the Albany Law Review and a quarterfinalist in the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition. He earned his B.A. magna cum laude from St. Lawrence University, Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha, as a double major in government and economics. While earning his undergraduate degree, he attended a semester at American University in Washington, D.C. and a semester at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.