James Nemia

The Mandel Law Firm

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Lexington Avenue 370
New York 10017 NY US

One thing stands out about James Nemia, even more than his formidable legal skills. That’s his ability to see opportunity for achieving successful outcomes, where others find nothing but roadblocks. It’s a gift only the most talented trial attorneys and negotiators possess, and is something of a rarity among New York divorce lawyers.

Whether it’s a matrimonial, family law, domestic violence, or even a business or estates case, James Nemia is committed to getting a superior result for every client.

As the divorce lawyer representing a renowned surgeon, James Nemia negotiated a $1,000,000 settlement on his behalf. When domestic violence and other charges were filed against his client, James Nemia sprung into action, and immediately got the criminal case against him dismissed. In addition to winning a major monetary concession to compensate his client for professional losses that resulted from these false allegations, he also got his child support commitment reduced by half.

James Nemia has also been highly successful in restoring custody of children to parents where children have been removed by child services agencies. These cases require a unique skill-set in communicating effectively with the court and numerous attorneys involved, and often with forensic experts whose opinions may be crucial to a favorable disposition.

While James Nemia always looks to conserve client resources by negotiating advantageous settlements, he brings the fire of a warrior’s heart to the courtroom. With an extraordinary command of all the variables that can be marshaled to prove a case, he uses each as a sharp, swift arrow aimed at a favorable decision. He hits the bull’s-eye consistently, as evidenced by his impressive track record of success at trial.

James Nemia’s familiarity with winning is something commercial clients particularly appreciate. Acting as corporate counsel to several thriving enterprises, his focus is always on providing legal protection in a way that facilitates expansion plans, and integrates well with business goals. His experience in representing businesses has also been a major benefit to those who retain the firm on divorce matters, when various types of companies included in marital property need to be equitably divided.

Generous by nature, James Nemia devotes much of his free time to charitable causes. He and his family have graciously attended to the needs of nursing home residents and soup kitchen guests for many years.

James Nemia graduated from the University of South Florida, achieving the prestigious Dean’s and President’s List awards. He received his law degreefrom Syracuse University College of Law in New York. He’s a guitar enthusiast and a lifelong athlete, and loves jamming with musician friends, along with hiking, skiing, tennis and swimming. A devoted family man, he and his wife have six children.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1998


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, New York, 1980
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Bachelor of Arts – 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Brooklyn Bar Association


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