James Plastiras

An Associate at Phillips & Paolicelli, James focuses his practice on complex toxic tort and asbestos litigation.

He began his legal career in 2009 at a New York law firm that specializes in the representation of Plaintiffs who are injured by asbestos-containing products. From 2009 to 2016, he oversaw the recovery of over 100 million dollars of settlement proceeds for his clients from trust funds established by Federal Bankruptcy Courts to compensate individuals with asbestos-related illnesses who were exposed to products manufactured by now defunct entities. He attended law school in the evenings, graduating in 2015 from Fordham Law School with a focus in toxic torts and environmental law.

Prior to joining Phillips & Paolicelli in 2017, James also worked on the management team of one of the largest legal claims administration companies in the country, developing protocols and procedures for the processing and payment of settlement claims filed for compensation from a bankrupt manufacturer of asbestos-containing products.

James is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey. He received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2015 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield University in 2007.