The best deals are those where clients get everything they can within the scope of the law, and if possible, avoid the cost, burden and expense of litigation. A lot of times, you can do better at the negotiating table than in court. And when a case is settled, it should be finished and free of future problems,” he says.
Never satisfied with less than an excellent conclusion, James Nemia believes in carefully refining an approach that’s tailored to the unique needs of each client’s case. Especially with complicated fact situations, this resourceful edge often rescues the day.
As the divorce lawyer representing a renowned surgeon, James Nemia negotiated a $1,000,000 settlement on his behalf. When domestic violence and other charges were filed against his client, James Nemia sprung into action, and immediately got the criminal case against him dismissed. In addition to winning a major monetary concession to compensate his client for professional losses that resulted from these false allegations, he also got his child support commitment reduced by half.
Guarding the rights of clients in divorce and family law cases involving domestic violence, spousal abuse and child abuse is high priority for James Nemia. In representing the wife of a savage alcoholic, he argued for the court to impose special visitation restrictions to protect her child. The father had been in rehab four times, lied to his wife and demonstrated a continual pattern of instability.
Mr. James Nemia convinced the judge to order supervised visitation, requiring a social worker to be present any time the father spent time with the child. “Sometimes in these cases, the most important work in safeguarding clients and their children starts after the restraining order has been issued,” he says.