James M. French

Associate | jmfrench@smsm.com
Associate | New York, NY
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James M. French is an associate attorney in the firm's New York office concentrating his litigation practice on Workers' Compensation defense. He has extensive experience drafting successful appeals, responses, and memoranda of law and has attended thousands of Workers’ Compensation hearings and depositions. Mr. French has also managed patent and trademark matters for small and large entity clients as a USPTO registered patent attorney with a strong background in electrical engineering and computer science.

Before joining Segal McCambridge, Mr. French worked as an associate attorney at a high-volume Workers' Compensation firm where he was responsible for managing daily administrative hearings and depositions. While there, he also served as in-house IT manager and developed case management and legal practice software.

Mr. French earned his Juris Doctor at New York Law School in 2012, where he was actively involved with the Domestic Violence Project and the Courtroom Advocates Project and earned a Public Service Certificate. Before attending law school, Mr. French received his Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Women's Studies from the University of Idaho. 

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Education

New York Law School, J.D. (2012) 

University of Idaho, B.S., Sociology, minor in Women's Studies (2008)

Admissions

  • New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registered Patent Attorney, 2015