James Nobles is a zealous trial lawyer who represents defendants in high-profile, 

complex and serious legal matters in Rochester, throughout New York and in Federal Court.


James Nobles graduated Cum Laude from New York Law School. As an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County he handled hundreds of criminal cases. Two highlights of his career as a prosecutor were an undefeated jury trial record and an 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 cases, from violations and misdemeanors to DWI, guns, drugs and homicide. He is admitted in both New York State and Florida as well as Federal court. Mr. Nobles' legal achievements have been noted in the industry. In 2007, he was named one of Rochester's Emerging Bar Leaders by the Monroe County Bar Association and in 2008, Mr. Nobles was awarded the Up & Coming Attorney award. In 2015, Mr. Nobles was named as a Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyer in New York by the National Trial Lawyers.

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 more notorious and high-profile cases in recent years.

In 2016, Mr. Nobles opened an office in Miami, Florida. He focuses primarily on criminal and civil trial work and business disputes.

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

All clients can expect:

  • Aggressive and zealous advocacy in taking the case to trial or negotiating the best deal possible
  • The work of a team of trusted experts to leave no stone unturned in investigating and building the case
  • Prompt return of all 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


FL (305) 807-5201

NY (585) 546-1260

 Email: james@noblesdefense.com