James Burbage

Partner

P:212-683-7100 ext. 294
F:212-683-5555
E:jburbage@gvlaw.com

Meet James

James (Jim) Burbage joined Gallo Vitucci Klar, LLP  in May of 2022 as a Trial Counsel.  He brings to our firm years of experience as a trial counsel and appellate attorney, he will continue his trial advocacy on behalf of our clients in various areas of the law including:  labor law, municipal liability, commercial property, transportation and related areas of practice, specializing in preparing and trying complex, multi-party actions across the range of our clients’ legal needs, throughout the Metropolitan Area.

He is also excited about opportunities to mentor our younger attorneys as they learn the practice of law and develop their careers.

When not in the office James spends time relaxing with his family and enjoying sporting and cultural events.  A proud father of two attorneys, Jim appreciates, deeply, the rewards and benefits of a legal career and is looking froward to contributing to the continuing success of our firm.

Prior Work Experience
  • Barry McTiernan & Moore, Senior Trial Counsel and Partner, 2001 - 2022
  • Law Office of James Burbage, Managing Attorney for the New Jersey Staff Counsel Office of Reliance Insurance Company, 1996 - 2001
  • Law Office of Pellini And Poblete, Trial Attorney for the New York Staff Counsel office for Reliance Insurance Company, 1989 - 1996
  • Rice High School, the only private all-male high school in Harlem New York; taught, mentored, coached and administered, 1978 - 1989

Practice Areas

  • Construction Accident
  • Construction Defect
  • Elevator and Escalator
  • Excess Insurance Monitoring / Substitution Counsel
  • Insurance Coverage and Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Restaurant and Innkeeper Liability
  • Security Guard Litigation Defense
  • Subrogation and Property Loss
  • Trucking and Transportation

Admissions

Bar
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • New York, 1990
Court
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

  • Fordham University Law School, JD, 1989
  • Manhattan College, MA, 1981
  • Manhattan College, BA, 1978