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EXPERIENCE

NOBLES & DECAROLIS, Rochester, NY

Partner, Trial Lawyer: Represents defendants in high-profile, complex and serious criminal matters throughout New York and Federal Court. 


JAMES NOBLES, ESQUIRE, Rochester, NY

Solo Practitioner: Focused on criminal defense in local, state and federal courts; handling all levels of crimes from violations and misdemeanors to guns, drugs and homicide; regularly conducting felony jury trials throughout Rochester and New York.


MONROE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Rochester, NY
Grade I Assistant District Attorney: Conducted all stages of prosecutions including investigation, grand jury presentment, arraignment, motions, hearings, bench and jury trials; prosecuted cases involving: domestic violence, assault, burglary, drug possession, DWI and other crimes.


DEVALK, HENDRICKS & POWER, Sodus, NY
Attorney: Participated in the general practice of law; managed cases involving tort, family, estate, commercial and criminal law; aided partners with research, motions and appearances.


NEW YORK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, New York, NY
Legal Assistant, Trial Bureau 70: Assisted in trial preparation; conducted investigations; drafted memoranda and motions; second-seated an attempted homicide trial.


KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Brooklyn, NY
Legal Assistant, Homicide Bureau: Attended line-ups, confessions, witness interviews and several trials; participated in trial preparation, research and discussion of case theory.


NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, New York, NY
Research Assistant, Professor Sadiq Reza: Researched issues regarding the right to self-representation, access to classified discovery and addressing pre-trial publicity for the defense of Zacarias Moussaoui.


THE HONORABLE JUDGE RENA UVILLER, SUPREME COURT, New York, NY
Judicial Intern: Researched and drafted memoranda; reviewed motions and relevant case law; observed and managed courtroom proceedings; prepared daily calendar files.

AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

2015 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) 10/05 - present

  • Committee for Lawyer Referral Service, 5/07 - 12/14
  • Professional Performance Committee, 12/05 - 6/08
  • Law Practice Management Section Vice Chair, 4/07 - 12/07

NEW YORK STATE DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION MEMBER (NYSDA) 1/07 - present

NEW YORK STATE LAW GUARDIAN PROGRAM 4/06 - 1/10/10

DEFENSE BAR REPRESENTATIVE to the DWI COURT STEERING COMMITTEE - 2007

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO, SCHOOL OF LAW, Buffalo, NY
Master of Laws (Advanced Law Degree), Criminal Law, December 2008
GPA: 3.8; Honors: Cum Laude


NATIONAL DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSN NATIONAL ADVOCACY CENTER, Columbia, SC
Trial Advocacy Graduate, August 2005


NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, New York, NY
Juris Doctor, February 2003
GPA: 3.39 Class Rank: 42/375
Honors: Cum Laude; Invitation of Membership, Journal of International and Comparative Law


NAZARETH COLLEGE, Rochester, NY
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 1996
Bachelor of Art, Art History, 1996


GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Batavia, NY
Associate of Science, Business Administration, 1994

PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS

PEACEPRINTS PRISON MINISTRY (www.peaceprintspm.org)  2011-2013
Board of Directors of a non-for-profit organization focused on supporting the reentry of prisoners into the communities of Buffalo and Rochester, NY. For the past 30 years they have offered support groups, community outreach, job placement and transitional housing, and have seen a drastic reduction in recidivism of their clients.


INDEPENDENCE PARTY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK  2005-2009
State Committee Member, 135th District
Monroe County Candidate Selection Committee Member


REHEMA HOME U.S. FUNDRAISING INC. (www.rehemahome.com)  2005-2009
Board of Directors of the U.S. fundraising arm for this special home for orphaned and abandoned children in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2012, spearheaded a capital campaign that raised over $54,000 to expand and renovate a kitchen for the home, which feeds over 60 children as well as orphanage staff.