As a member of our property litigation practice, James Graber focuses his practice on representing clients in diverse property-loss matters. He primarily counsels clients on homeowner’s, renter’s, business, and condominium insurance policies. He also litigates disputes on a wide range of policy provisions addressing arson, fraud, insurable interest, residence premises, pollution, neglect, deterioration, appraisal, valuation, loss payment, mortgagees, and many others. James also handles subrogation matters on behalf of his insurance-carrier clients.
During his time as an undergraduate, James competed as an NCAA Division I track-and-field athlete. While in law school, he was a semi-finalist in the Karen C. McGovern Trial Competition. He has developed a continuing commitment to trial competitions as a practicing attorney, where he serves as an Attorney Advisor for Iroquois High School’s Mock Trial Team. In 2017, the Iroquois team won the Erie County Championship, New York State West Regional Championship, and was a New York State Finalist in the Statewide Tournament of over 350 schools.
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., cum laude
Albany Law School, J.D., cum laude
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Past Board of Directors, The Sled Hockey Foundation, Inc.
Attorney Advisor, Iroquois High School Mock Trial Team
Buffalo Claims Association
Independent Insurance Agents’ Association of Western New York, Inc.
Erie County Bar Association
30 Under 30, Recognizing WNY’s Young Leaders, Business First
Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016, 2017, 2018