JAMES NOBLES, ESQ.

 Phone: (585) 546-1260

 Email: james@noblesdefense.com

 Fax: (585) 697-9214

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 Admitted: New York, Florida, Federal

JAMES NOBLES was born and raised in Conesus, New York. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a trial lawyer fighting for people's rights. He is happiest when he is sinking his teeth into a high-profile, complex and serious case that will likely go to trial.

Mr. Nobles attended Genesee Community College and graduated from Nazareth College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He then graduated Cum Laude from New York Law School and went on to receive an LLM in Criminal Law, with Honors, from University of Buffalo Law School. Mr. Nobles is believed to be the only criminal defense lawyer with this advanced law degree practicing in Rochester.

As an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County, Mr. Nobles handled hundreds of criminal cases. Two highlights of his career as a prosecutor were an undefeated jury trial record and a unanimous guilty verdict on the top charge in seven minutes (believed to be an office best at the time). 

Since leaving the D.A.'s office, Mr. Nobles has handled all levels of criminal cases, from violations and DWI to guns, drugs, as well as numerous homicides. Mr. Nobles' legal achievements have been noted by the industry. In 2007, he was named one of Rochester's Emerging Bar Leaders and in 2008, he was awarded the Up & Coming Attorney award. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 Mr. Nobles was named a Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyer in New York.

In 2015, Mr. Nobles and Mr. DeCarolis became partners in the Nobles & DeCarolis law firm to better serve their clients both individually and, when requested, as a team. Together they have successfully handled some of the most notorious and publicized local cases in recent years. In 2016, Nobles & DeCarolis added personal injury cases to their practice, taking their trial experience and skills to civil court to fight for the injured and their families.

More significant than experience or credentials is Mr. Nobles' commitment to his clients. He understands the personal and professional challenges surrounding criminal and civil court matters and is committed to providing unsurpassed customer service and advocacy in both criminal and personal injury cases.

 

ALL CLIENTS CAN EXPECT:

  • Aggressive and zealous advocacy in taking their case to trial or negotiating the best deal or settlement possible
  • The work of a team of trusted experts who leave no stone unturned in investigating and building the case
  • Prompt return of phone calls and immediate notice of any developments in the case
  • A full explanation of every step in the process, the strategy behind every action, and the anticipated results

EXPERIENCE

NOBLES & DECAROLIS, Rochester, NY: Partner, Trial Lawyer
JAMES NOBLES, ESQUIRE, Rochester, NY: Solo Practitioner, Trial Lawyer
MONROE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Rochester, NY: Grade I Assistant District Attorney
DEVALK, HENDRICKS & POWER, Sodus, NY: Attorney
NEW YORK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, New York, NY: Legal Assistant, Trial Bureau 70
KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Brooklyn, NY: Legal Assistant, Homicide Bureau
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, New York, NY: Research Assistant, Professor Sadiq Reza
THE HONORABLE JUDGE RENA UVILLER, SUPREME COURT, New York, NY: Judicial Intern

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO, SCHOOL OF LAW, Buffalo, NYLLM (Advanced Law Degree) Criminal Law, 2008, Cum Laude
NATIONAL DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSN NATIONAL ADVOCACY CENTER, Columbia, SC: Trial Advocacy, 2005
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, New York, NY: JD, February 2003,
Cum Laude; Invitation of Membership, Journal of International & Comparative Law
NAZARETH COLLEGE, Rochester, NY: BS Business Administration & BA Art History, 1996
GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Batavia, NY: AS Business Administration, 1994

AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

2015, 2016, 2017 NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS: TOP 100 CRIMINAL TRIAL LAWYERS NY
2008 UP & COMING ATTORNEY AWARD, Daily Record 
2007 ROCHESTER'S EMERGING BAR LEADER, Monroe County Bar Association
 
MONROE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBER (MCBA) 2005 - present
  • Committee for Lawyer Referral Service, 2007 - 2014
  • Professional Performance Committee, 2005 - 2008
  • Law Practice Management Section Vice Chair, 2007 
NEW YORK STATE DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION MEMBER (NYSDA) 2007 - present
NEW YORK STATE LAW GUARDIAN PROGRAM 2006 - 2010
DEFENSE BAR REPRESENTATIVE to the DWI COURT STEERING COMMITTEE - 2007

PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS

PEACEPRINTS PRISON MINISTRY: Board of Directors, 2011-2013
REHEMA HOME, Board of Directors, US Fundraising, 2005-2009
INDEPENDENCE PARTY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, State Committee Member, 135th District, 2005-2009