James Deegan



Meet James

James Deegan is one of the firm’s senior trial attorneys. His practice concentrates on defending lawsuits involving traumatic brain injuries and catastrophic injuries. Mr. Deegan has tried cases in all New York City venues and the surrounding counties. He has also tried cases as pro hac vice counsel in many New Jersey counties.

Mr. Deegan has defended personal injury claims stemming from incidents on construction sites, residential and commercial premises, toxic torts, motor vehicle accidents, and transportation incidents; claims against manufacturers and distributors; professional malpractice claims against physicians, attorneys, and accountants; and claims asserted against municipalities and governmental entities.

Mr. Deegan’s practice also encompasses claim investigation, risk assessment and evaluation of potential exposure of insureds, recommending strategies for successful disposition of claims pre-suit, negotiating settlements, and alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Deegan gives lectures to other members of the bar on the proper handling of legal malpractice cases.

Prior Work Experience
  • Deegan & Scibilia, Esqs.
  • Deegan & Deegan, LLP
  • Baxter & Smith, P.C.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Accident
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Environmental
  • Trucking and Transportation


  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
  • St. Francis College, B.A., business administration, 1982