James M. Wicks is a partner at Farrell Fritz, concentrating in business and commercial litigation. Mr. Wicks represents large and small businesses, financial institutions and individuals in federal and state trial courts, as well in arbitrations and mediations, involving a variety of commercial, technology, real estate, insurance, contracts, banking issues, business torts, franchise litigation, corporate governance and derivative and class actions. Mr. Wicks also counsels and litigates issues involving attorneys and ethics.
Mr. Wicks was named a Super Lawyer (Business Litigation) in the 2008 Metro Edition of New York Super Lawyers® Magazine. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of New York lawyers are named to Super Lawyers. He was also recognized in the 2009 Super Lawyers — Corporate Counsel Edition as one of the “Top Attorneys in Business Litigation”. Mr. Wicks is also a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee.
Mr. Wicks received his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University in 1989 and his Bachelor of Arts from Wheeling College in 1983.
Matthew D. Donovan is counsel in Farrell Fritz’s commercial litigation department. His practice involves the resolution of complex business disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, construction disputes, insurance-coverage disputes, and a variety of other commercial matters through litigation and arbitration.
Mr. Donovan earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2004 from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, a Master of Arts in theology from Boston College in 1998, and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and political science from Marquette University in 1996.
Sarah M. Baird is an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation department. She conducts legal research and analysis, performs discovery and drafts a variety of litigation documents.
Ms. Baird earned her Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was a merit scholarship recipient, as well as the Senior Articles Editor of both the New York International Law Review and St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Law from Binghamton University. Ms. Baird also studied at the University of Nottingham in England.
Paige Bartholomew is a commercial litigation associate. She also assists the estate litigation practice group. Paige conducts legal research and analysis, drafts pleadings, prepares discovery devices and writes legal memoranda.
Paige earned her Juris Doctor degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she was a N.Y. Constitutional Law Issue Editor and Associate Editor of the Touro Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Siena College.
Adam M. Rafsky is an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation department. He conducts legal research and analysis and drafts research memoranda, memoranda of law and supporting documents, pleadings, and discovery devices and responses.
Mr. Rafsky earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was a merit scholarship recipient, a Notes & Comments Editor on the St. John’s Law Review (2010-2011) and a staff member (2009-2010). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Psychology from Colby College. Mr. Rafsky also studied at the University of Sydney in Australia.