James H. Cosgriff, III

E-Mail:    jhc@orblaw.com
Phone:    (716)204-1087

Jim joined the Buffalo office of Osborn, Reed & Burke, LLP in 2018 and has been engaged in an insurance defense practice for 30 years representing insureds and insurers in a variety of general insurance litigation including motor vehicle accidents, construction accident claims, premises liability, municipal and school district claims and medical malpractice defense. He has successfully tried dozens of cases throughout upstate New York and has argued numerous appeals before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. Prior to engaging in the practice of law, Jim worked for 2 years as a claims investigator for one of New York State's largest medical malpractice insurance  carriers.
Bar Admissions:
  • New York
Education:
  • Canisius High School
  • Canisius College, B.A.
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
Court Admissions:

United States District Court for the Western District of New York
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professional/Civic Activities:
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Sheriff's Pipes & Drums Band