516-227-0700

James M.
Wicks

Commercial Litigation

Partner

Hauppauge & Uniondale

T: 516-227-0617

About James

James M. Wicks represents large and small businesses and individuals in disputes in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and mediation involving a variety of commercial, business, and real estate disputes. In addition to conducting corporate internal investigations, Jim also regularly litigates and counsels law firms and attorneys on ethics, malpractice, and professionalism issues.

He is an adjunct professor of law at St. John’s University School of Law, and serves as the firm’s general counsel.

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Credentials

Education

  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • Wheeling College

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Federal Bar Council’s Central Islip U. S. Courthouse Committee Chair
  • EDNY Litigation Advisory Committee, Chair
  • NYSBA’s Section on Commercial and Federal Litigation, Former Chair
  • New York State Federal Judicial Council Advisory Committee, Member
  • New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, Member
  • S.D.N.Y./ E.D.N.Y. Joint Committee on Local Rules, Member
  • New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Task Force on the State of Our Courthouses, Member
  • NYS Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Tenth Judicial District
  • Life Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Former Co-Chair
  • International Association of Independent Private Sector Inspectors General (IAIPSIG)
  • Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court, Past President
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee (2009 – 2015)
  • EDNY Grievance Advisory Committee, Member
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Articles & Advisories

Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (4th ED.) Edited By Robert L. Haig

James M. Wicks, partner, wrote this book review. Four years ago, I reviewed Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (3d…

November 16, 2018

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Exploring New Rule Changes in Commercial Disputes

Reprinted with permission from New York Law Journal, January 25, 2016 edition.  The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section continues to play…

January 27, 2016

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Third-Party Litigation Funding Explored by the Section

Reprinted with permission from the NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter, Summer/Fall 2013, Vol. 19, No. 2, published by the New…

September 25, 2013

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Federal Practice Roundup: Four Decisions from the Eastern District

May 01, 2012

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Emails and the Hearsay and Foundational Objections They Bring

October 01, 2009

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Federal Practice Update – Some Recent Procedural Decisions

This month we review three recent decisions rendered by Judges of the Eastern District of New York, Alfonse D’Amato Courthouse.…

May 21, 2008

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Federal Practice Update – Four Decisions from the Eastern District

This article was reprinted with permission from The Suffolk Lawyer Four Decisions from the Eastern District – Title VII Summary…

November 01, 2006

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Three Decisions From The Eastern District

October 01, 2005

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Federal Practice Update — Decisions of Interest From the Federal Courthouse

This month we review three decisions rendered by the Judges of the Eastern District of New York, Alfonse D’Amato Courthouse.…

January 01, 2005

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Federal Practice Update — Isopure Name Fails to Reign Supreme

This month we review three decisions rendered by the Judges of the Eastern District of New York, Alfonse D’Amato Courthouse.…

September 01, 2004

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Federal Practice Update – Recent Decisions From The Federal Court

This month we review four decisions rendered by the Judges of the Eastern District of New York, Central Islip Courthouse,…

April 01, 2004

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Federal Practice Update

This month we review three decisions rendered by the Judges of the Eastern District of New York, Alfonse D’Amato Courthouse.…

February 01, 2004

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Thou Shall Obey All Laws

An “obey all laws” provision is commonplace in franchise agreements. Breach of that obligation may justify termination of the franchise,…

September 01, 2003

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Litigating Over The Termination of Franchises

June 23, 2003

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The ‘Shindler Rule’ An Exception to the Rule on Attorney’s Fees

May 21, 2003

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Location, Location, Location!

On Sept. 24, 2002, Governor Pataki signed a law1 designed to simplify the process of obtaining discovery from non-party witnesses.…

December 10, 2002

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New Law Impacts On Internet Branding

Since the explosion of the commercial Internet in the mid-1990s, companies and individuals have occasionally found their trademarks or names…

April 17, 2000

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News

40 yrs. later, rivals’ ugly Model Wars are back in fashion

James Wicks, partner at Farrell Fritz was mentioned in an article from New York Post in the September 8, 2017…

September 11, 2017

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Ex-East Hampton Chief Sues Mayor, Police Commissioner

August 25, 2017

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Ex-police chief sues East Hampton Village mayor, trustee

August 24, 2017

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Technology on Trial

Judges, attorneys have mixed views on IT in the courtroom. James Wick is quoted in this article: James Wicks, a…

March 28, 2017

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Understanding the Specifics of a Business Divorce

Breaking up is hard to do, so Uniondale-based law firm Farrell Fritz has set up a practice group to make…

June 30, 2016

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Farrell Fritz Counsels Disputing Partners with Business Divorce Practice Group

The attached advertorial, published in the May 27, 2016 issue of Long Island Business News, discusses the launch of Farrell Fritz’s…

June 02, 2016

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Social Media Law & Policy Report™

Jim Wicks was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA publications article entitled ” New York Considering:  Changes to Social Media Jury Instructions”.…

March 11, 2016

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More 2011 Scrutiny of Third-Party Litigation Funding

December 03, 2010

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Neighbors Still Fighting Over Cleared Trees

November 26, 2009

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On the Move: John McEntee & James Wicks Selected for Inclusion in the 2009 Super Lawyers-Corporate Counsel Edition

April 10, 2009

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Wicks & Zerykier Successfully Argue Inapplicability of Liquidated Damages Clause to Consequential Damages Claim

December 22, 2008

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NYLJ News in Brief: James M. Wicks Named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

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James M. Wicks: Questions and Some Answers on Witness Prep Ethics

March 01, 2008

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Big Payment for Roslyn Schools

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Paying Back Roslyn: Roslyn Embezzlers Now Painted into Costly Corner

November 11, 2005

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Neighbors in Court: Property Owner Wins Damages in Suit Over Cleared Trees

Steven N. Davi and James M. Wicks obtained a favorable verdict for a property owner in East Hampton, NY. The…

July 27, 2004

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Press Releases

29 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 29 attorneys selected to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 17, 2019

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 13, 2018

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31 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 31 attorneys selected to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 20, 2017

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 21, 2016

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Farrell Fritz Launches Business Divorce Practice Group

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s Business Divorce practice group. Led by Peter A. Mahler,…

June 06, 2016

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James M. Wicks of Farrell Fritz Selected to 2015 New York – Metro Super Lawyers Top 100 List

Farrell Fritz congratulates James M. Wicks on being selected to the 2015 New York – Metro Super Lawyers Top 100…

October 01, 2015

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers and New York…

September 16, 2015

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James M. Wicks and Jeremy M. Corapi Receive New York State Bar Association Appointments

Effective June 1, 2015, James M. Wicks will begin his one-year term as Chair of the NYSBA’s Commercial & Federal…

May 20, 2015

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The Ward Melville Heritage Organization to Honor James M. Wicks

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that James M. Wicks, a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation department, will be…

April 14, 2015

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James M. Wicks Appointed Chair of the United States District Court’s Eastern District of New York’s Civil Litigation Committee

James M. Wicks, a partner in Farrell Fritz’s commercial litigation department, was recently appointed Chair of the United States District…

December 17, 2014

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James M. Wicks Named to Top 100 List by New York Metro Super Lawyers

Farrell Fritz is proud to congratulate partner James M. Wicks on his recognition as a Top 100 New York – Metro…

October 14, 2014

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys named to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers and New York…

September 23, 2014

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James M. Wicks Named Among the “Best of the Best”

Farrell Fritz warmly congratulates partner James M. Wicks on being named to the Top 100 New York – Metro Super…

November 06, 2013

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Farrell Fritz Attorneys to Receive Long Island Business News’ “Leadership in Law” Awards

Farrell Fritz warmly congratulates Thomas J. Killeen, James M. Wicks, Jordan S. Linn and Katherine A. Heptig on being selected…

October 21, 2013

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James M. Wicks of Farrell Fritz Appointed to the New York Federal-State Judicial Council’s Advisory Group

James M. Wicks, a commercial litigation partner, has been appointed to the New York Federal-State Judicial Council’s Advisory Group, effective…

February 12, 2013

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Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten partners and one counsel on being selected for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers – Metro…

October 11, 2012

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Farrell Fritz Partners Named to the New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Farrell Fritz congratulates seven partners on being selected for inclusion on the New York Super Lawyers 2011 – Metro Edition…

October 27, 2011

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Farrell Fritz Partner, James M. Wicks, Elected Chairman of the Long Island Museum Board

Farrell Fritz, P.C. is proud to announce that, effective July 1, 2011, partner, James M. Wicks, has been elected Chairman…

July 14, 2011

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Farrell Fritz Launches Commercial Litigation Blog

Farrell Fritz, P.C. recently launched its third blog, New York Commercial Division Case Compendium (www.nycommdivcompendium.com). Weekly blog posts briefly summarize…

November 12, 2010

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Five Farrell Fritz Partners Named to 2010 Super Lawyers List

Farrell Fritz congratulates five attorneys on being selected for inclusion in the 2010 New York Super Lawyers®. The five partners…

October 15, 2010

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James M. Wicks Appointed to the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law

Congratulations to Farrell Fritz partner, James M. Wicks, on his recent appointment by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to the New…

April 28, 2010

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Five Partners Named to 2009 Super Lawyers List

Farrell Fritz congratulates five attorneys on being selected for inclusion in 2009 New York Super Lawyers® – Metro Edition. The…

October 16, 2009

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John P. McEntee & James M. Wicks Recognized as Top Attorneys in Business Litigation

March 09, 2009

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Five Farrell Fritz Partners Named to 2008 Super Lawyers® List

October 02, 2008

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James M. Wicks Nominated for a Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America

July 10, 2008

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Pro Bono

Nassau Aviators Wheelchair Sports Association

Nassau Aviators Wheelchair Sports Association (NAWSA) is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to provide, promote and develop access to…

January 01, 2010

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Recognition

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Super Lawyers—New York Metro

Top 100 List 2013–2017; 2019

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Super Lawyers—New York Metro

Business Litigation 2008–Present

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Super Lawyers—Corporate Counsel Edition

Top Attorney in Business Litigation 2009

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AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell

Peer Review Rating

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Nassau County Bar Association

2016 Access to Justice Pro Bono Award

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Ward Melville Heritage Organization

2015 Jewels & Jeans Dinner Honoree

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LI Pulse Magazine

2012 Top Legal Eagle—Commercial Litigation

Community Work

Jim is chair of the board of the Teigerman School, formerly known as the School for Language and Communication Development. He also is a member of the board of the Nassau Aviators Wheelchair Sports Association and the former chair of the board of the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages.