Jamey works with clients as diverse as the legal issues they present. While Jamey believes that the path of least resistance should be used if at all possible to achieve a client’s desired outcome in order to keep legal bills smaller and to provide more certainty in outcome, he litigates matters frequently enough that the other side knows he is adept at using the Court system.
Jamey first joined Flink Smith as a law clerk in May of 2007. Now an associate attorney with the firm, he primarily works on personal injury, insurance defense, property transactions, and criminal defense cases. He has achieved many strong results for clients, including securing the dismissal of claims against clients in actions based on a slip and fall and car accidents. He has also helped secure large settlements and verdicts for clients of Flink Smith who have been injured as a result of others’ negligence, including in car accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, bicycle accidents, ski accidents, and injuries suffered in an elevator.
Jamey maintains an active criminal defense practice, regularly handling cases in which clients are alleged to have committed crimes such as DWI, DWAI, Aggravated DWI, assault, obstruction of governmental administration, drug possession (including marijuana), public urination, and possession of false identification. He has also handled hundreds of traffic tickets while with Flink Smith and helps many clients avoid driver license suspensions and revocations. He is active in working with real estate agents and buyers and sellers to close deals from the Albany area to the Adirondacks, as the firm regularly represents buyers, sellers, banks, and provides title insurance. The Tri-Lakes’ real estate market is especially a niche practice for him and Jamey assists everyone from first-time homebuyers to those purchasing the perfect vacation home in the mountains.
Jamey also regularly drafts wills, living wills, health care proxies and disposition of remains documents for his clients. These documents address important subjects for clients such as further health care, where assets are to go upon their death, who will make medical decisions for the client if they are incapacitated and how their remains are to be disposed of upon their death.
Jamey is a Capital District native and is an active member of the Adirondack community. He currently serves as a board member and treasurer of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tri-Lakes Federal Credit Union and of the Gold Medal Chapter of BNI in Lake Placid. He is the attorney for the organization which produces the best event of the year in Saranac Lake, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
Jamey attended Albany Law School, graduating in 2009. He was an active member of Albany Law Review during his second and third years, and was a quarterfinalist in the Dominck L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition in 2007. Jamey was on the Dean’s List in Spring of 2009.
Prior to law school, he attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, double-majoring in Government and Economics . He was a member of the Dean’s List six of eight eligible semesters in college. Jamey is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and during college participated on St. Lawrence’s cross-country running, indoor, and outdoor track teams. In his free time, Jamey enjoys running, swimming, cycling and alpine and nordic skiing.
Jamey and his wife, Caitlin, live in Lake Placid.