James D. Linnan

Of Counsel
Albany, New York
Phone: 518-449-3900 | 888-352-3751
Fax: 518-432-3111


Jim Linnan has devoted his legal career to the representation of people who have been seriously injured as a result of accidents or medical errors. Jim has prosecuted numerous Medical Malpractice and personal injury cases and when settlement was not an option, he has tried those cases to a verdict. He has been named to the NY Jury Verdict Reporters Medical Malpractice Lawyer Hall of Fame for his verdict in Sohl v. Fox Hospital. Additionally, he was named Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America and has been recognized by National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • New York State Liquor Authority

Education & Admissions


  • Albany Law School, Albany, New York
    Juris Doctor – May, 1972
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Masschusetts
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts  – May, 1969


  • New York, 1973
  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Diplomat-American Board of Trial Advocates-National, National Board Member, 1994 – Present
  • New York State Bar Association, 1973 – Present
  • Florida Bar Association, 1986 – Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2004 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, 1976 – Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2011 – Present
  • Best Lawyers In New York
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Advocate-ATLA National College of Advocacy
  • Albany Chapter-American Board of Trial Advocates, (President 1997-1998), 2006 – Present
  • Charter Fellow-Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1995 – 1996
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Columbia County Bar Association
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1976 – Present