James W. Bendall

James W. Bendall

Founding Partner
Schenectady, New York
888-324-7261 (Toll Free)

I am the founding partner of Bendall & Mednick. I started my practice because I believed that I could make a difference in the lives of my clients who had suffered real injuries at the hands of someone else. I have been married to my wife Mims since 1968. We have raised two sons, Jamie and Justin.

Areas of Practice

  • Negligence Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Products Liability Law
  • Insurance Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1971
  • Georgia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1971


  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 1970
  • Manhattan College
    • B.A. - 1967
    • Major: English

Honors and Awards

  • Listing, Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Section, 1995 - 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year, Schenectady County Bar Association, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Schenectady County Bar Association, Member
  • Schenectady County Bar Association, President, 1995 - 1996
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee, Trial Lawyers Section, Member, 1993 - 1995
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Capitol District Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Appointed to Committee on Professional Standards, New York State Appellate Division, 3rd Department, 2009 - 2015
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Capital District Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee, Member