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James B. Baydar, Partner

James B. Baydar


James Baydar, Esq. is a partner at Pegalis Law Group, LLC. Jim has 30 years of medical malpractice litigation experience including obstetrical, birth trauma, surgical, neurological, cancer and orthopedic cases. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation from pre-trial through post-trial proceedings. Jim’s work and representation of clients has resulted in millions of dollars of recovery in settlements and verdicts. He advocates for clients through complex and contentious court proceedings in the years following successful resolution of their cases. Jim provides legal counsel on preserving and best utilizing clients’ awards and settlement funds to pay for their lifetime care.

Jim was an awardee of the “Kings of Long Island” event by Schneps Community News Group, where he received the “Dynamic Duo” award, alongside P&E partner, Sanford Nagrotsky, Esq. He was honored with the Leadership in Law Award from the Long Island Business News for his outstanding achievements in the law profession and the community. He serves on the Board of Directors of the “WE CARE Fund” of the Nassau County Bar Association, which has granted funding to over 100 charitable organizations on Long Island, NY. Additionally, Jim is an active member of his community and has served as a Trustee for the Village of Plandome Manor, NY since 2014. He formerly served on the Board of Zoning Appeals (2007-2014) and Planning Board (2005-2007) for the Village.

Jim is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Colombian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County, Inc. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, all the U.S. District Courts in New York State and the United States Supreme Court. Jim obtained his law degree from Pace University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University.


Hofstra University, B.A.
Pace University School of Law, JD

BAR Admissions/Qualifications

New York
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York.
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Federal Claims

July 13, 2020

James B. Baydar Featured in Long Island Business News, Who’s Who in Healthcare Law

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July 8, 2020

James B. Baydar featured in Long Island Business News, Who’s Who in Health Care Law

June 26, 2019

JURY VERDICT Obtained by Pegalis Law Group for Client

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February 27, 2019

James Baydar discussed preventing medical errors by being proactive patients

December 7, 2018

Partners Awarded Schneps “Kings of Long Island Award”

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July 23, 2018

Pegalis Law Group Settle $10 Million Dollar Medical Negligence Case

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