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James Wilkens

Counsel New York
James Wilkens

Phone: 212-266-4206

Email: Jwilkens@triallaw1.com

Address: 1140 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

James Wilkens

Phone: 212-266-4206

Email: Jwilkens@triallaw1.com

Address: 1140 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

Verdicts + Settlements

  • Jordan v St. John’s Episcopal Hospital verdict of $96,400,000 was the largest medical malpractice verdict in the United States in the year 2002.
  • Dockery v Peninsula verdict of $109,000,000 was the largest medical malpractice verdict in the United States in the year 2007.
  • Nelson v Narwal verdict of $60,000,000 was the largest medical malpractice verdict in the State of New York in the year 2011.
  • Verdict of $26,000,000 after hospital botched the birth of twins, leaving one dead and the other deaf and mute.
  • Albino v Bronx Lebanon Hospital (2003) was the highest medical malpractice verdict recorded for a patient with sickle cell anemia.
  • There have been 4 additional verdicts of $10,000,000 or more.

Awards and Recognition

  • New York Law Journal Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame
  • Best Lawyers’ Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, New York City 2015

Education

  • Marist College • B.S. 1972
  • Qualified to sit for the NYS Bar Exam by Study of Law in a Law Office at the offices of Shea and Gould New York, NY

Professional Associations

  • Past President, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association

Community Service

  • Inwood Civics “Man of the Year”
  • Peninsula Kiwanis, Distinguished Past Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, We Care Chair

Extracurricular

  • Married to Mary Ellen Ruane Wilkens, a former NYC physical education and swimming teacher . She is the bedrock for all of the good things that have attended my career. Father of one daughter, Jaclyn. Son of a New York City Firefighter.