James Modzelewski

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James Modzelewski


Tel (516) 294-2007

Fax (516) 294-2006


James Modzelewski is a partner in the Long Island office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. He focuses his practice on defending health care professionals—including dentists, oral surgeons and physicians—in malpractice matters. In addition, he handles premises liability, commercial motor vehicle, construction/Labor Law and general liability matters. He has over 15 years of experience in these areas and handles all phases of civil litigation, including trials, as well as alternative dispute resolution. James also has considerable appellate experience, including appeals in the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division in the First, Second and Third Departments, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

James earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1998 and his B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany in 1995. He was chosen as a New York Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of practicing attorneys in New York achieve this designation.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New York


St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, NY, J.D., 1998
State University of New York at Albany, B.A., Political Science, 1995

Professional Associations

Medical Professional Liability Association

Seminars, Speeches & Publications