James Kousouros is the founder and principal of the Law Offices of James Kousouros. He began his career in 1985 after having been selected for the coveted position of law clerk for the Appellate Division, Third Department in Albany, New York. As a law clerk, he was responsible for writing draft opinions for the Justices on a wide array of cases. After completing his clerkship, Mr. Kousouros served as an Assistant District Attorney in the County of Bronx. Thereafter, over twenty years ago, he began his criminal defense practice. Since then, Mr. Kousouros has handled over one thousand criminal matters in the state and federal courts of this country.
Over the years Mr. Kousouros has been sought out as a source for his legal expertise on criminal matters by several different media organizations. Indeed, he has been a commentator on major television networks such as Fox News, Discovery Channel - Investigations, Channel 7 Eyewitness News and CW 11, and has been interviewed for his opinion as a legal expert by newspaper organizations such as The New York Times, Journal News, and Newsday, among others. In addition, he has been a lecturer at the Queens County Bar Association on the practice of criminal law in the federal courts.
Mr. Kousouros is admitted to practice in all of the federal courts of New York - the Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern Districts - as well as in the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Circuit Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits. He has represented clients in the federal courts of New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, Arizona, and California. In addition, Mr. Kousouros has assisted clients in the courts of France, Greece, the Republic of the Philippines, Canada, and Cyprus.