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James P. O'Brien - Binghamton, NY

99 Corporate Drive Binghamton, NY 13904- 3212

Updated: 01/03/2023

Binghamton Litigation & Trial Lawyer


Mr. O'Brien joined Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP in 1980 and is Of Counsel with the firm. Mr. O'Brien's 40 plus years of civil litigation experience includes intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters. Mr. O'Brien has been the lead counsel in a number of large business and intellectual property cases...

About James P. O'Brien

Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Trial

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2004

Other Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Broome County Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Section of the New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association, 1990 - 1991 (Chair)
  • Southern Tier Affiliate of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Vice President)
  • Committee on Premises Liability/Labor Law (Section of the NYSBA) (Member)
  • Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section (NYSBA) (Member)
  • Executive Committee, General Practice Section representing the 6th JD of NYS (Former Member)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tompkins County Bar Association
  • New York Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors of the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, Inc. (Member)
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, 1980
    Honors: magna cum laude
  • State University of New York College, Oswego, New York, 1977
    Honors: magna cum laude

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors & Executive Committee of the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, 1998 – Present



  • Listed, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers in America©, 2012 – 2020 (Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants)
  • Life Member Designation/Award from Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, 2010 – Present
  • Appreciation Award from the Southern Tier Zoological Society, Inc.
  • Justinian Society (Member)
  • Moot Court Board (Member)



Office Information


99 Corporate Drive Binghamton, NY 13904- 3212


  • 607-723-1530

Accepts Credit Cards


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