James E. Reid, Esquire

Advocates Forum, Inc.
173 Intrepid Lane
Syracuse, NY 13205

Phone: 315-492-9665
Fax: 315-492-9741
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Jim is a sought-after mediator and arbitrator and is the President of his own mediation company, Advocate’s Forum, Inc.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Torts

MEMBER: 2016



Jim is the Senior and Managing Shareholder of Greene & Reid, PLLC. He and Arthur M. Greene, Esq. established the firm on January 1, 1982. Jim has tried many cases, both civil and criminal, across New York State. He has been honored by his peers by being selected to Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, ABOTA and has achieved the Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating. In addition to his private legal practice, Jim served the people of the state of New York as an Assistant District Attorney for Wayne County for over two decades.

Active in many Bar Associations, Jim is a Past Chair of the General Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association and its House of Delegates; is a former Director of the Onondaga County Bar Association, and is the immediate past president of the NYS Academy of Trial Attorneys. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars. He is a graduate of Utica College, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees and Investment Committee for nine years, and Syracuse University College of Law, where he was an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Trial Practice for over 25 years. In October of 2013, Jim was honored by being elected to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

•2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
•Best Lawyers 2015
•Super Lawyers 2015
•Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Rating
•American Board of Trial Advocates
•American College of Trial Lawyers
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury, Annually 2001 – 2015.
•Member – Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
•Member- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
•Listed as a Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyer in America by Lawdragon.
•National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014 & 2015
•Listed in New York Super Lawyers, Multiple Editions, 2007-2015
•Best Plaintiff’s, Personal Injury Attorney, Syracuse 2012.
•Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America.
•Who’s Who in American Law – 4th Edition and multiple editions after.
•Who’s Who in America.
•Who’s Who in the World.
•Fellow, Knights of the Bar.
•Listed in National Register of Pre-eminent Professionals.
•Member, Board of Trustees, Utica College, 2003 – 2012.
•Life Member, Board of Visitors, Syracuse University College of Law.
•Recipient – Onondaga County Bar Association Special Recognition Award – Legislation, 1983.
•Chief Clerk, Moot Court Board, Syracuse University College of Law.
•Phi Delta Phi.
•Order of the Barristers.
•International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art & Science of Advocacy.


Utica College of Syracuse University, B.A. Political Science, 1973

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. 1976

Stetson University College of Law
LLM in Trial Advocacy, May 2015

Practicing in New York

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