James Strauss



James Strauss is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Appellate Practice. Jim has been a litigator his entire career. He has broad experience litigating securities class action lawsuits as well as commercial, insurance coverage, estate, and personal injury defense actions pending in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level. He enjoys writing and spends the majority of his time briefing and arguing motions and appeals, primarily for general liability matters.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Appellate

Additional Experience


New York

New Jersey

Eastern District of New York

Southern District of New York

United States District Court for New Jersey

Professional Presentations

Presenter at Ethics CLE at The Defense Association of New York (DANY), October 2017.


Brooklyn Law School

Juris Doctor

  • Dean's Merit Scholar
  • Notes Edtior, Brooklyn Law Review
    • Author: "Shouldn't the Punishment Fit the Crime: United States v. One 1986 Mercedes Benz Automobile, and $2710.00 in United States Currency, and Cynthia Parker," 55 Brooklyn Law Review 417 (1989).

University of Michigan