James M. Conboy retired from Carter Conboy in 2006 after nearly 50 years of practicing law as an active trial attorney specializing in the defense of medical malpractice and serious negligence cases. He is a former Director, Shareholder and President of the firm.
Mr. Conboy graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) degree from New York Law School in 1955. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1958, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York in 1958, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in 1962.
Mr. Conboy is a local, statewide and nationally recognized trial lawyer. In 1995, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America which does not extend fellowship to more than one percent of the total lawyer population of any state. The College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship is extended by invitation only to those trial lawyers who have mastered the art of trial advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.
In 2003, he was awarded the Daniel Mahoney Memorial Award by the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, an award that is given to an attorney who demonstrates outstanding commitment and service to his clients, the bar, and the legal profession.
Mr. Conboy received the New York State Bar Association’s Attorney Professionalism Award in 2004. The award recognizes a bar member who displays the highest standards of professionalism, including dedication to the service of his clients, commitment to promoting respect for the legal system in the pursuit of justice and the public good, outstanding ethical conduct, competence, judgment, integrity, and civility.
Although he retired in 2006, Mr. Conboy maintained his license to practice for ten years until 2016. During that time, he maintained a regular presence in the office and was Counsel to the firm. He was a mentor to firm’s attorneys and frequent presenter of their continuing legal educational seminars on the topics of ethics and professionalism, and trial skills and technique.