James A. Resila concentrates his legal practice on the defense of municipalities in federal civil rights cases, medical and dental malpractice defense, general negligence claims, defense of lending institutions in federal actions, and appellate law. Jim has significant experience and has successfully defended his clients in lawsuits in State and Federal trial and appellate courts throughout New York State.
Jim joined Carter Conboy nearly 30 years ago after a term as Law Clerk to the Hon. Con. G. Cholakis in the United States District Court, Northern District of New York. Jim is proud of the time he spent in Judge Cholakis’s courtroom, where he learned to balance his knowledge and application of the law with reliability, objectivity, and thoroughness, traits that he continues to deliver to his clients. Jim communicates with his clients in a relatable manner, openly and honestly, and does everything within his power to help his clients succeed.
Jim is a seasoned trial and appellate attorney who practices across many industries and service areas. He has brought countless cases to verdict, both in State and Federal courts, as well as before administrative tribunals. He was recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in 2015 as “Lawyer of the Year – Product Liability Litigation – Defense” and in 2018 as “Lawyer of the Year – Appellate Practice”.