Princeton University (B.A. cum laude
New York University School of Law (J.D.)


Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019





Tim James, a partner of the firm, is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Princeton University and a 1987 graduate of the NYU School of Law.

Following five years as a litigator at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Szold & Brandwen, Mr. James served as Senior Legislative Assistant to Rep. Jerrold Nadler; Director of Government and Community Relations and was Associate Counsel of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Mr. James was then Court Attorney to New York City Civil Court Judge Debra Samuels.

In 2005 Mr. James joined Harriet N. Cohen, Bonnie Rabin, Martha Cohen Stine and Gretchen Beall Schumann in their prior firm and has been with them at Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann LLP since its founding in 2011.  He has extensive litigation and trial experience in New York's trial and appellate courts, with an excellent record of success in his litigated cases.

A former member of the Rye City Human Rights Commission, Manhattan Community Board 2 and the Board of Trustees of the White Plains Public Library, Mr. James is presently the Chair of the White Plains Democratic City Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Lower Hudson Valley chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers' Association.


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