James C. Clerkin is a founding partner of Kral, Clerkin, Redmond, Ryan, Perry & Girvan, one of New York's leading civil-defense litigation firms. Under his leadership, the firm has grown to 32 attorneys in three fully staffed offices in Manhattan, Nassau County and Suffolk County, New York.
A native of Palmerton, Pennsylvania, Clerkin earned both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Fordham University. His admissions include the New York Bar, Federal Bar (SDNY and EDNY) and the United States Supreme Court. Clerkin has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest ("AV") "Peer Review Rating" for his legal ability and ethical standards.
Clerkin, whose father is from Monaghan and whose mother is from Donegal, resides in Mahwah, New Jersey. He has been married 26 years to his wife, Virginia, and they have three children.
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