James M. Conboy is a former Director and President of the firm.  Mr. Conboy is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He received his B.A. from St. Michael’s College and his L.L.B. from New York Law School.  He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1958 and was an active trial lawyer for approximately 45 years, specializing in the defense of medical malpractice and serious negligence cases.  While practicing, Mr. Conboy was a member of the Albany County, New York State, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Defense Research Institute.

In 2004, Mr. Conboy received the New York State Bar Association’s Attorney Professionalism Award, which 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.

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.

Although retired, Mr. Conboy is licensed to practice.  He maintains his daily presence in the office of Carter Conboy as a mentor to members of the firm and frequently provides continuing legal educational seminars to the firm’s attorneys.


New York Law School, J.D., 1955
St. Michael’s College, B.A., 1950


State of New York, 1958
United States District Court, Northern District of New York, 1958
United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1962


New York State Bar Association, Attorney Professionalism Award, 2004
Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Dan Mahoney Memorial Award, 2003