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New York, NY

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James De Norscia is an accomplished trial attorney, who specializes in personal injury and product liability.  Jim has extensive experience in the State and Federal trial and appellate courts of New York and New Jersey with proven success in complex, high profile cases. He has also argued appeals in the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Based on his extensive trial experience, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has certified Jim as a Civil Trial Attorney.

Prior to joining Marder, Eskensen & Nass, Jim represented clients injured by someone’s negligence and large international corporations, including Fortune 500 companies.   Jim also represented major wall street brokerage firms in securities arbitrations before the National Association of Securities Dealers, the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. Prior to practicing law he was employed by J.P. Morgan-Chase as an operational analyst and registered securities representative.

He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He earned his J.D. degree from Seton  Hall University School of Law and, while attending law school, litigated cases as a practicing student attorney in the school’s Legal Services Clinic representing indigent residents of Essex County.  He also graduated from the Seton Hall University School of Law Inn of Court. He received a B.A. degree in political science and an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Jim is a member of the New Jersey State and New York State Bar Associations.

His proven success as a litigator and trial attorney has resulted in several published and unpublished opinions issued from the State and Federal appellate courts of New York and New Jersey. Recently, Jim was the lead defense attorney in the well-publicized case involving a 2007 escalator collapse at the former Giants Stadium. He also represents clients in Municipal Court matters, including DWI.

Jim is very dedicated to his clients, who he recognizes have their respective individual needs and goals. Jim consistently strives to obtain the optimum result for all his clients. Regardless of the size of the client or the scope of the case, Jim’s objective is to provide the highest quality legal representation with prompt, personal service at a reasonable cost.

Jim believes strongly in community involvement. Over the years he has dedicated his time volunteering as a Board Member and coach for his town’s baseball and hockey travel club teams, including the local baseball team for physically and mentally challenged youths. Jim has also volunteered his time as a Judge for the Seton Hall Law School Appellate Advocacy and District High School Moot Trial Programs.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
    • M.B.A.

Success Stories

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

$500,000 for the wrongful death of 47- year-old school teacher who died during an operation to remove an aneurysm from his brain.

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Success Stories

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALLING OBJECT

$12,000,000 (approximate structured payment with a then present day settlement amount of $4,000,000) plus waiver of an approximate $300,000 lien for a 25-year-old undocumented laborer who was struck by a falling bucket during a construction project.

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Success Stories

PREMISES LIABILITY – ESCALATOR ACCIDENT

$850,000 for a 7-year-old girl whose foot became trapped in a moving escalator as a result of missing comb plate teeth, causing lacerations and fractures to multiple toes.

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PREMISES LIABILITY – DEFECTIVE BANNISTER

$719,000 (approximate structured payment to the child with a then present day settlement amount of $500,000) for a 14-month-old toddler who broke her leg after she fell one-story in her apartment building as a result of a missing baluster in a railing.

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BUS CRASH – ROLL-OVER

$1,140,000 for a 55-year-old passenger seriously injured on a bus that blew a tire and rolled over in Upstate New York.

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

$687,500 for a mother’s psychological and physical injuries after her son died shortly after his birth.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM LADDER

$750,000 for a 32-year-old satellite television installer who fell from a ladder during installation of television system.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – DEFECTIVE LADDER

$600,000 for a 43-year-old construction worker, who was injured when he fell from a defective ladder at a New York City Housing Authority Construction project.

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PREMISES LIABILITY – ANIMAL BITE

$715,000 (approximate structured payment with a then present day settlement amount of $300,000) for a two-year-old girl who was bitten by a neighbor’s pet monkey.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – UNSAFE WORKPLACE

$875,000 for the wrongful death of a 31-year-old undocumented laborer working in a sewer main that was under construction, who drowned after passing out from lack of oxygen.

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Success Stories

CAR CRASH – PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN

$575,000 for a 67-year-old pedestrian who was crossing the street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling in reverse.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT — FALL FROM ROOF

$5,000,000 (approximate structured payment with a then present-day settlement amount of $2,500,000) plus waiver of approximate $250,000 workers’ compensation lien for a 46-year-old undocumented immigrant laborer who fell from a roof under construction.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM ROOF

$750,000 for a 32-year-old working who was pointing (replacing mortar between bricks) at a Manhattan building and fell from a staircase bulkhead to the roof below.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM BUILDING

$1,400,000 plus waiver of $25,000 worker’s compensation lien for a 28-year-old undocumented immigrant construction worker who fell from a building.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALLING OBJECT

$600,000 for a 34-year-old construction worker who was struck by a portion of a scaffold that fell on his arm, causing serious lacerations.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM ROOF

$1,127,500 for a 39-year-old laborer, in the Supreme Court, Putnam County. The injured worker fell from the roof a building under construction.

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PREMISES LIABILITY – SLIPPERY FLOOR IN RETAIL STORE

$480,000 for a 37-year-old customer at a Manhattan retail store, who fell on a slippery floor.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM SCAFFOLD

$850,000 plus waiver of entire $120,000 workers’ compensation lien for a 34-year-old union taper who fell from a scaffold.

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Success Stories

BUS CRASH – ROLL-OVER

$880,000 for a 38-year-old passenger on a bus that blew a tire and rolled over in Upstate New York.

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CAR CRASH — PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN

$500,000 for a 59-year-old pedestrian, who was struck by the mirror of a passing vehicle as he attempted to cross the street.

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