James A. Kassis joined Schenck Price in 2001 after serving a year-long judicial clerkship with the Honorable Howard H. Kestin in New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division. A partner at the Firm since 2010, Jim is a former member of the Firm's Management Committee. Jim is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, a designation granted to attorneys who have demonstrated sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skills in civil trial practice. He has conducted jury and bench trials in New Jersey and bench trials in New York state courts. Jim’s current practice is focused on various forms of civil litigation, and primarily on complex commercial litigation and trial work.
Jim's civil litigation experience incorporates business disputes, complex commercial litigation, retail banking litigation, public entity litigation, product liability litigation, toxic tort litigation, insurance defense and insurance coverage litigation.
Jim represents national and regional banks in complex commercial litigation matters. His additional litigation experience includes general and business litigation, including appellate practice experience in civil cases.
Jim's public entity defense background encompasses defense of public officials and public entities for alleged civil rights violations. He also represents large and small retail banks arising out of fraudulent activities involving individual and corporate customer accounts.
Prior to attending law school, Jim interned for the Somerset County Defender’s Office and served as a law clerk with the New York law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. As a member of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal in law school, he authored an article on the efficacy of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2000
Rutgers College, B.A., 1993
New Jersey, 2000
New York, 2001
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2015
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2012
United States District Court of New Jersey, 2000
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2013
United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2013