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James J. Gascon - Partner

James J. Gascon


James J. Gascon is a Partner at Costello, Cooney & Fearon. He started his career at the Firm in 1986.

Jim has built the focus of his practice on providing general counsel to corporate organizations, brands, and not-for-profit organizations, active civil litigation – including personal injury plaintiff and defense work, insurance coverage interpretation and litigation, and court-appointed receiverships. He has built a substantial practice in the area of fire loss litigation, and has received Level One Fire Origin and Cause Determination training from the State of New York.

Jim also possesses a great deal of experience in providing representation to municipalities, representing town boards, planning boards, zoning boards, and serving as the Attorney for the Town of Marcellus and the Town of Spafford.

Jim also serves as Costello, Cooney & Fearon’s Litigation practice group chair.


Albany Law School of Union University
Jay H. Milstein Award for Excellence in the Area of Professional Responsibility recipient
Vice-Chairman of the Moot Court Board
Finalist in the Dominic Gabrielli Competition
Winner of the 1985 New York County Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Team Competition
State University of New York at Cortland
magna cum laude


New York State
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
United States District Court for the Western District of New York

Professional Organizations & Community Involvement

New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Torts and Insurance Coverage Section
Multiple Sclerosis Association of Central New York
Member of the Board
Rotary District 7150
Past District Governor
Eastwood Rotary Club
Past President
Rotary Club of Marcellus
Past President


New York State Bar Association


Super Lawyers®
Insurance coverage, Personal injury - general, State, local & municipal
2008, 2012-2018, 2021-Present
Rotary Club
Service Above Self Award
Rotary Club
Four Avenues of Service Award
Rotary Club
Foundation District Service Award
Rotary Club
International Service Award