James I. Myers

  • Attorney


Williamsville, NY





James I. Myers is an experienced attorney with an extensive trial and appellate background with a strong business and real estate background. He is personally committed to providing a superior personal service and effort to achieve the best possible result. Individuals who sustained injury and/or loss have benefited from his representation and include firefighters injured in the course of their duties, victims of automotive and construction accidents, fraud victims of the purchase of real estate or securities, and individuals denied the benefit of their insurance policies. He is recognized as an expert in real estate litigation and business transactions, estates and wills are important parts of his practice as well.

Areas Of Practice

  • Litigation and Appeals 45%
  • Estate Planning and Wills 20%
  • Real Estate / Property Damage 20%
  • Business Transactions / Commercial Law 15%

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2021


  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1967
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    • B.A. - 1964

Published Works

  • Municipality Fees, Which are Unreasonable, should be challenged, Empire State Builder, Vol.4, No.4, 2001

Representative Cases

  • Zanghi v. NFTC; Raquet v. Braun, 85 N.Y.2d 423, 1995, NY Court of Appeals
  • John W. Cowper Company, Inc. v. Buffalo Hotel Development Company, 72 N.Y.2d 890, 1988, NY Court of Appeals
  • Raquet v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Company, 2 A.D.3d 1310 , 2003, 4th Dep't Appellate Division
  • Spatz v. Ridge Lea Associates, 309 A.D.2d 1248, 2003, 4th Dep't Appellate Division
  • Cimato Bros., Inc. v. Town of Pendleton, 237 A.D.2d 883, 1997, 4th Dep't Appellate Division
  • Schreiber v. Cimato, 299 A.D.2d 813, 2002, 4th Dep't Appellate Division
  • Lowmack v. Eckerd Corporation, 303 A.D.2d 998, 2003, 4th Dep't Appellate Division
  • Raquet v. J.M. Braun Builders, Inc., 273 A.D. 850, 2000, 4th Dep't Appellate Division
  • Strobel v. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 111 A.D.3d 1402, 2013, 4th Dep't Appellate Division
  • U.S. ex. rel. Allen v. Guidant Corp, 2012 WL 878023, 2012, U.S.D.C. D. Minnesota
  • Melissa Neal, Appellant; v. Fedder Lofts, LLC, and County of Erie, Respondents, 193 A.D. 3d 1379, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, New York

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Erie County Bar Association, Member, 1968 to Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1980 to Present