James W. Whitcomb, Phillips Lytle Partner

James W. Whitcomb

Partner
Buffalo
(716) 847-7057
jwhitcomb@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Whitcomb practices in the area of general civil litigation and concentrates in construction law, products liability, asbestos disease litigation, and zoning and land use.

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan
  • New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2009-2017
  • Listed in Legal Elite of WNYBusiness First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, 2015, 2017

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Denison University, B.A., 1975

Judicial Clerkships

  • Hon. Robert E. DeMascio; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1981-1983

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
      • Construction Litigation Committee
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
    • Construction Industry Forum
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Dispute Resolution Section
    • Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Construction Exchange of Western New York
  • Northeastern Subcontractors Association

Present Activities

  • Town of Aurora Zoning Board of Appeals, Member
    • Chairman, 2003, 2012

Past Activities

  • East Aurora Union Free School District, Board of Education
  • St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church, Vestry Member, 1990 – 2000
  • Construction Exchange of Western New York, Board of Governors
    • Auction Committee