James M. Paulino II
Prior to joining Faraci Lange, Jim worked at the Rochester office of Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP as a litigation associate, where he specialized in complex insurance coverage issues, First Amendment freedom of religion, education law, employment discrimination and medical malpractice defense. At Ward Greenberg, Jim successfully represented both companies and individuals in insurance coverage disputes, including the negotiation of a multi-million dollar settlement with a life insurance company on behalf of the insured’s surviving children. Jim also advised clients on a range of employment and education law matters, including drafting a local charter school’s code of conduct and procedures for discipline of students with disabilities, and challenging an amendment of athletic eligibility rules on behalf of several religious high schools.
Jim graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School in 2007 where he was a member of the ATLA and Barristers trial teams, and received the Edward F. Barratt Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy. In 2005, Jim received his Master’s in Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration) from the University of York (England) as part of the Morrell Studies in Toleration, and in 2003, Jim received his Bachelor’s in Political Science and Philosophy, magna cum laude and phi beta kappa, from the University of Rochester, where he received the Joseph P. O’Hern Scholarship for Travel and Study in Europe.
Jim serves as a member of the Town of Irondequoit Zoning Board of Appeals, and is an active member of the Monroe County, New York State and American Bar Associations, currently serving on the NYSBA Committee on Court Structure and Operations and as Chair of the Sub-Committee on E-Filing. In 2010, Jim co-authored a report by the Advisory Group to the New York State-Federal Judicial Council, “Harmonizing the Pre-Litigation Obligation to Preserve Electronically Stored Information in New York State and Federal Courts” (click here to read the report). Jim also is a recipient of the Daily Record’s 2011 Up and Coming Attorneys Award, and the Center for Youth’s Cuminale Youth Advocate Award on behalf of the MCBA Young Lawyers Section, which he chaired from 2010-2011. In March of 2012, Jim presented a Report on the Progress Toward Implementing Statewide Electronic Filing in New York Courts to the NYSBA Executive Committee and in June of 2012, Jim received the Emerging Bar Leader Award from the Monroe County Bar Association. In January of 2013, Jim was the recipient of the New York State Bar Associaton's Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recognized for his commitment to the Bar through public service and professional activities. He also volunteers as a mediator and mentor for Rochester Teen Court, and has served on the Board of the Charles Finney School.