James M. Hendry, Esq. is a lifelong resident of Port Jervis, New York. After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Albany with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, he began his passion for the law, and attended Albany Law School to pursue a Juris Doctorate. After graduating and passing the bar exam in 2003, Mr. Hendry decided to return to his home town of Port Jervis in 2004 to begin his legal and political career.
Upon his return home, he began working for a highly respected and skilled attorney, Victoria Campbell. During his employment there, Mr. Hendry was able to gain experience and knowledge in legal matters involving- Family Law, Matrimonial, Custody and Support, Civil Litigation, Appeals, Property Law, Wills, Probate and Estates, Bankruptcy, Real Estate Conveyances, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Appeals, DWI, and Criminal matters.
In 2010, after working incredibly hard to establish himself as a knowledgeable, professional and dedicated attorney, Mr. Hendry decided to leave Ms. Campbell’s office and begin his own law firm. Mr. Hendry stayed in the town he loved so much, starting the Law Office of James M. Hendry, Esq., specializing in general practice with a strong focus on Family Law, Matrimonial, Child Custody, and Support. Also: Civil Litigation Property Law, Wills, Probate and Estates, Bankruptcy, Real Estate Conveyances, DWI, Foreclosures, Landlord-Tenant, and Probate, Incompetency and Guardianship, Elder Law, Administrative Hearings, and Criminal matters. During his career, Mr. Hendry has been involved with over 1000 hearings and trials. Mr. Hendry is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Federal District Courts-Southern District of New York.
Not only is Mr. Hendry a talented practicing attorney, but he also very well known in the community as an active political member of Orange County. In 2005 and 2009, Mr. Hendry was elected to the Port Jervis Common Council, where he was Code Committee Chair, and worked with the PBA and CSEA negotiations teams. Mr. Hendry has also acted as the Chairman to Friends to Elect Victoria B. Campbell, Co-Chairman with David Hoovler to Friends to Elect Dennis W. Simmons, Orange County Legislator, Chairman to Friends to Elect Dennis W. Simmons, Orange County Legislator. In 2014, Mr. Hendry was elected as a part-time Port Jervis City Court Judge. Currently, Mr. Hendry balances his full-time law office, acting part-time city court judge, president of the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis, and coaches his son’s football team.
Mr. Hendry is enthusiastic and devoted to his career and community. He provides his clients with an unmatched quality of representation, paying attention to the individual needs of every case and client. Mr. Hendry has the skills and ability to proficiently handle every matter that comes before him. Each client can be reassured that their matter is being treated with the utmost importance and urgency.