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James Marshall Wadsworth, Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Estate planning. Probate (including wills, trusts)Estate Taxationlawyer. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Bar Association Erie County, Florida State Bar Association.


Wadsworth, James Marshall was born on September 1, 1939 in Buffalo. Son of John Vredenburgh and Gertrude (Murray) Wadsworth.


Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts, 1961). Stanford University (Bachelor of Laws, 1964).


Worked at Hodgson, Russ, Andrews, Woods & Goodyear, LLP (Buffalo, NY) specializing in General Civil Practice before all State and Federal Courts. Trial and Appellate Practice. Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Administrative, Corporation, Labor, Taxation, Corporate Financing, Probate, Trusts and Estate Planning, Employee Benefits, Environmental, Financial Services, Health Care, Real Property, School, International, Immigration, Energy, Public Service, Securities, Family Law, High Technology, Transnational Law, Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition Law.

Insurance Law, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Environmental Insurance Coverage Litigation, Reinsurance, Reinsurance Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1965, New York. 1977, Florida.

Vice Chair and Commissioner, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

(Managing Partner)

Tracing its roots to 1817, Hodgson Russ is the largest law firm in Buffalo and ranks among the largest law firms in Upstate New York outside New York City.


Board directors Buffalo Waterfront Development Corporation, Arts Education Institute Western New York Inc., Hospice Foundation Western New York, Forest Lawn Cemetary. Secretary & board directors Greater Buffalo Partnership, Buffalo Alliance Education. Member, house of deals.

President, council; chairmanship council United Way Buffalo. Board commissioners Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Member of American Bar Association, Florida State Bar Association, Bar Association Erie County, New York State Bar Association.


Children: Mary, John, Kate, Eliza.