James Nobles | New Jersey lawyer

James Nobles was born and raised in Conesus, New York. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a trial lawyer fighting for people’s rights. He is happiest when he is sinking his teeth into a high-profile, complex and serious case that will likely go to trial. As an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County, Mr. Nobles handled hundreds of criminal cases. Two highlights of his career as a prosecutor were an undefeated jury trial record and a unanimous guilty verdict on the top charge in seven minutes (believed to be an office best at the time).

Since leaving the D.A.’s office, Mr. Nobles has handled all levels of criminal cases, from violations and DWI to guns, drugs, as well as numerous homicides. In 2015, Mr. Nobles and Mr. DeCarolis became partners in the Nobles & DeCarolis law firm to better serve their clients both individually and, when requested, as a team. More significant than experience or credentials is Mr. Nobles’ commitment to his clients. He understands the personal and professional challenges surrounding criminal and civil court matters and is committed to providing unsurpassed customer service and advocacy in both criminal and personal injury cases.


  • Aggressive and zealous advocacy in taking their case to trial or negotiating the best deal or settlement possible
  • The work of a team of trusted experts who leave no stone unturned in investigating and building the case
  • Prompt return of phone calls and immediate notice of any developments in the case
  • A full explanation of every step in the process, the strategy behind every action, and the anticipated results


Nobles & Decarolis, Rochester, NY: Partner, Trial Lawyer
James Nobles, Esquire, Rochester, NY: Solo Practitioner, Trial Lawyer
Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Rochester, NY: Grade I Assistant District Attorney
Devalk, Hendricks & Power, Sodus, NY: Attorney
New York County District Attorney’s Office, New York, NY: Legal Assistant, Trial Bureau 70
Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Brooklyn, NY: Legal Assistant, Homicide Bureau
New York Law School, New York, NY: Research Assistant, Professor Sadiq Reza
The Honorable Judge Rena Uviller, Supreme Court, New York, NY: Judicial Intern


University of Buffalo, School of Law, Buffalo, NY: LLM (Advanced Law Degree) Criminal Law, 2008, Cum Laude
National District Attorney Association National Advocacy Center, Columbia, SC: Trial Advocacy, 2005
New York Law School, New York, NY: JD, February 2003,
Cum Laude; Invitation of Membership, Journal of International & Comparative Law
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY: BS Business Administration & BA Art History, 1996
Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY: AS Business Administration, 1994


Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers NY, National Trial Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017
Up & Coming Attorney Award, Daily Record, 2008
Rochester’s Emerging Bar Leader, Monroe County Bar Association, 2007
Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) Member, 2005 – present

  • Committee for Lawyer Referral Service, 2007 – 2014
  • Professional Performance Committee, 2005 – 2008
  • Law Practice Management Section Vice Chair, 2007

New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) Member, 2007 – present
New York State Law Guardian Program, 2006 – 2010
Defense Bar Representative to the DWI Court Steering Committee, 2007


Peaceprints Prison Ministry, Board of Directors, 2011-2013
Rehema Home Board of Directors, US Fundraising, 2005-2009
Independence Party of the State of New York, State Committee Member, 135th District, 2005-2009