Divorce & Family Law - Defending What You Value Most. Offices in Rockland County (New City, NY) and Manhattan (W36th and 8th).
Since founding the firm in 2001, James J. Sexton’s skills as a trial lawyer and courtroom advocate have rapidly thrust him into the forefront of the New York State family law bar. Described by some as a "compassionate and dedicated advocate" and by others as a "courtroom gunslinger," Sexton has captured the attention of the New York legal community.
Over the past several years, the results Mr. Sexton has obtained clients both in and out of the courtroom have garnered him statewide press coverage as well as coverage in the New York Law Journal.
Jim earned his JD at Fordham University School of Law, where he studied intensive trial advocacy under former Federal Prosecutor Anthony J. Siano. He has taught undergraduate courses in law, ethics, conflict resolution, public speaking and mass persuasion at various undergraduate colleges including New York University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, St. Thomas Aquinas College and SUNY Rockland. He has also served as a speechwriter and campaign advisor for a number of New York State judicial candidates and politicians.
James has written and lectured extensively on law, ethics, thanatology, propaganda studies and issues related to divorce. He has served as a direct care volunteer with United Hospice of Rockland and, for the past eight years, has worked as an Attorney Advisor for the "Mock Trial" teams of Tappan Zee and Clarkstown South High Schools. In September of 2002 James was named a recipient of the Rockland Economic Development Council's prestigious "Forty Under Forty" award for outstanding professional and humanitarian accomplishments in the fields of law and education.
In the limited free time he has, Sexton enjoys participating in endurance events, yoga and mixed martial arts. He currently focuses the majority of his non-legal energies on the study of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Marcelo Garcia Academy). Mr. Sexton lives in Manhattan.