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James R. Maloney

Special Counsel


James Maloney works Of Counsel for HoganWillig Attorneys at Law while concurrently serving on the Assigned Counsel Panel for Erie and Wyoming Counties and the Major Felonies Approved Panel and Elite Defender Panel to Indigent Prisoners. Mr. Maloney previously held the Assistant County Attorney role with Erie and Wyoming counties. Additionally, he has extensive trial experience practicing as a Criminal Defense litigator for over thirty years. James received his Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University.

Mr. Maloney is a transformative attorney with a diverse background in law enhanced by a wealth of experience in leadership positions in several area charity/non-profit organizations. Additionally, James is an accomplished Triathlete, having completed two Ironman’s, four Ironman 70.3s, and multiple local triathlons.

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Bail and Discovery | Erie County Aid to Indigent Prisoners 
  • Advanced Felony Training | Erie County Aid to Indigent Prisoners
  • Superstar DWI Trial Seminar | New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Immigration Consequences in Criminal and Family Court Proceedings | Erie County Aid
    to Indigent Prisoners
  • Forensics | Erie County Aid to Indigent Prisoners
  • Navigating Pre-trial and Post-Conviction Release under COVID | New York State Association
    of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The ABC’s of DWI | The Basics of Law and the Science | Erie County Aid to Indigent Prisoners
  • Eyewitness Identifications: Admissibility, Foundation and Science
  • Evidentiary Issues: Hearsay and Foundation | Erie County Aid to Indigent Prisoners
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing certification | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Practice Areas


  • New York


B.A., 1988, State University of New York at Buffalo

J.D., 1991, Albany Law School of Union University

National College for DUI Defense, 2021

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