Named "Lawyer of the Year" byBest Lawyers in America. Among the 1% of lawyers in New York State named a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Recognized as one of the region’s preeminent personal injury attorneys.
James T. Scime is recognized as one of region's most skilled and respected personal injury attorneys. He has significant experience and a long track record of successful results in complex personal injury matters including construction accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, and automobile accidents.
Mr. Scime’s trial skill, track record of results, and strong professional ethics have made him a go-to Personal Injury lawyer in Western New York and beyond. Many local attorneys refer matters to him when their clients have sustained serious injuries. Over the course of his career, Mr. Scime has helped thousands of people recover financial awards for injuries they have sustained.
Mr. Scime has received many of the legal industry’s highest honors. He has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo by Best Lawyers in America for both Personal Injury Litigation and Products Liability Litigation. Mr. Scime is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor extended by invitation and whose ranks never exceed one percent of the total population of lawyers in any state. Mr. Scime consistently ranked in the Top 10 among attorneys named to Super Lawyers Upstate New York edition. He has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest recognition in legal ability and professional ethics.
You can learn more about Mr. Scime and Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria’s Accidents and Personal Injury Practice by visiting www.lipsitzgreen.com.
•Lecturer for the local court justices for the Office of Court Administration
Honors and Achievements
The Best Lawyers in America
Named to The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs, Commercial Litigation
American College of Trial Lawyers
Named a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship is extended only by invitation. Membership never exceeds 1% of the total population of lawyers in a particular state.
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubell
AV Peer Review Rating to signify highest recognition in legal ability and professional ethics.
Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year
Named Buffalo Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year for 2012 by Best Lawyers in America.
Named to the Top 10 among all attorneys named to New York Super Lawyers, Upstate Ed.
Who's Who in Law
Named to Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Who's Who in Law for Matrimonial and Family Law
•A local driver who was severely injured when a liquid nitrogen tank he was delivering ruptured, received a $25,000,000 structured settlement for his injuries
•A young girl who received a structured settlement of more than $21,000,000 for injuries she sustained in an automobile accident
•A young man who received a structured settlement of more than $19,000,000 for injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident
•A woman who received a structured settlement of $10,000,000 as a result of injuries she sustained in an automobile accident
•A 32-year-old construction worker whose case Mr. Scime tried and was awarded a $2,200,000 verdict for non-surgical back injuries he sustained when the scaffolding he was on collapsed
•An operating engineer who received $1,600,000 for leg injuries he sustained when he was struck by a piece of steel during the repair of a bridge
•A Niagara County laborer who settled his claim for $1,400,000 for injuries to his back he received when he fell on a construction site
•A drywall worker who received a $1,000,000 arbitration award for injuries to his knee resulting from a fall off dry wall stilts.
American College of Trial Lawyers
• Named "Buffalo Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff Lawyer of the Year" for 2012 by Best Lawyers in America
• Named to The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation, Products Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice
• AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
• Named to New York Super Lawyers, Upstate Edition: Personal Injury Law
• Lecturer for the local court justices for the Office of Court Administration
• Member, American Board of Trial Advocacy, Past President of the Buffalo Chapter
• Member, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, Past President and previously served on its Board of Directors
• Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
• Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
• Member, New York State Bar Association
• Member, Bar Association of Erie County