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James Lazarus, B.A., J.D.

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 James A. Lazarus is a trained mediator and is admitted to the New York State Bar and is further admitted to practice in the Federal District Bar; Western District of New York (1980), Northern District of New York (1982); U.S. Supreme Court (1987); and the Western District of New York Bankruptcy Court (1988).

    Mr. Lazarus is a member of Erie County Bar Association: Committees: Surrogate’s Court Practice & Procedure, Criminal Law and Matrimonial & Family Court Practice and Procedure and is also a member of the ECBA Volunteer Lawyer’s Project.  He is approved for family and civil mediation, dispute resolution, collaborative legal resolution, arbitration, guardianships, neutral evaluations and other alternative dispute resolution modes in all of the Courts of the State of New York.  He concentrates his practice in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Genesee, Monroe and Livingston Counties.

    Mr. Lazarus completed his undergraduate work at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, graduate work at the Hamline University School Of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, and is a licensed and practicing attorney in New York, as well as a practicing mediator, arbitrator and guardian for both adults and children in New York State.

    Mr. Lazarus brings in excess of thirty (30) years of legal experience and in excess of ten (10) years of mediation and dispute resolution/arbitration experience within the organizational and family settings.  

    James has in excess of five (5) years experience working with individuals and families in the mediation/dispute resolution forum, after all of his years of experience from the litigation practice in Family, Supreme, Surrogate’s and other courts throughout the State of New York.

    In addition to the legal and mediation practice, Mr. Lazarus has been on a number of not-for-profit boards and is involved in a number of community organizations in a consulting and advisory capacity; schools, churches, sports clubs and other organizations and businesses.