James Reed - Ziff Law Firm

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James Reed

Ziff Law Firm

303 William Street

Elmira, NY 14901

607-733-8866

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation
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Almost 40% of our current caseload comes from other attorneys referring cases to us. Why is that?

In a word, RESULTS. For more than 60 years, the attorneys of the Ziff Law Firm have been producing substantial recoveries for personal injury and medical malpractice clients.

As you know, personal injury law is a specialty unto itself. Costs can be considerable. Difficult cases involve long, protracted battles. To win, you must be prepared to spend whatever it takes to effectively handle a case from beginning to end. Cutting corners is simply not an option. Some of our medical malpractice cases have required the investment of as much as $100,000. Not many firms are able to absorb these costs. We can, and we do. In fact, we can advance costs on all cases we accept, including highly expensive medical malpractice and product liability cases.

Winning is not just about knowing the law. It’s also about using cutting edge legal office and courtroom technology. We utilize the latest computer software, including Prolaw (document management), CaseMap (case organization), TextMap (transcript software), Sanction (trial presentation software), TimeMap (time line software), SmartDraw (trial graphics), and PowerPoint.

Winning is also about commitment. At the Ziff Law Firm, Carl Hayden, Jim Reed and Adam Gee limit their practice to personal injury and malpractice cases.
• Carl is the only plaintiff's lawyer in the Twin Tiers to be selected as a prestigious Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and was selected as a New York SuperLawyer.
• Jim Reed was invited to membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was also selected as a New York SuperLawyer.
• Carl, Jim and Adam are all active in the N.Y. Trial Lawyers Association, and the N.Y. Academy of Trial Lawyers.

If you have a case that you need to refer, please refer it to the specialists at Ziff Law. Fair referral fees are promptly paid and we are always cognizant of the applicable rules of professional responsibility when entering into referral arrangements.

Just a few of the recoveries we have won for clients:

$2,400,000 – Medical Malpractice (Delay in Delivery at Birth)
$2,000,000 - Medical Malpractice (Delay in Delivery at Birth)
$1,800,000 - Auto Accident (Brain Injured Child)
$1,625,000 - Medical Malpractice (Delay in Delivery of Baby)
$945,000 - Car Crash
$750,000 - Plane Crash
$680,000 - Dangerous Machine
$650,000 - Defective Fan Blade
$600,000 - Medical Malpractice (Unnecessary Surgery Due to Misdiagnosis)
$600,000 - Foundry Explosion—Wrongful Death
$475,000 - Pennsylvania Auto Accident (Fractured Hip)
$400,000 - Legal Malpractice
$400,000 - Fall From Scaffold
$375,000 - Machine Injury at Work
$350,000 - Slip & Fall (Ankle Fracture)
$350,000 - Pennsylvania Auto Accident
$250,000 - Medical Malpractice (Failure to Diagnose Cancer)
$236,500 - Auto Accident
$225,000 - Medical Malpractice (Failure to Diagnose Cancer)
$215,000 - Medical Malpractice (Negligent Surgery)


For details about the obstacles we faced in several of these cases, and the methods we employed to overcome them, please visit www.zifflaw.com. We welcome the opportunity to be of service to both you and your clients.

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Undergraduate: Hamilton College
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Admitted to Bar: 1986
Practice Areas: Business > Commercial Litigation
Personal > Personal Injury
Personal > Civil Litigation
Personal > Medical Malpractice
Organizations: Multi-Million Advocates Forum, NY Super Lawyer, AAJ, NYSTrial Lawyers Association, NY Academy of Trial Lawyers
   
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Gender: Male
Status: Married
Children: More Than 2 Children
Age: 47
City of Residence: Elmira, n.y.
Home Town: Elmira, NY
Home State: NY
   
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