Our Mission

01. Experience You Can Trust.

We guarantee effective and knowledgeable representation for you and your legal matters. Our reputation and history of success with our clients' needs speak for itself. There is no substitution for the best.


02. Passion for Your Cause.

Our passion to help you with your legal matters would be obvious at our initial meeting. We take the time to listen to and really understand your cause and work very hard to achieve it. We are in this together.


03. We Treat You with Respect. 

Whether your business is looking to get started or you are fighting an immigration issue, you can rest assured that we’re going to help you. We’re committed to providing you with top notch legal support and knowledge. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. 

About Us

James S. Paglinawan, Esq. is the founding and managing attorney of THE PAGLINAWAN FIRM.  He has spent more than 10 years handling high profile civil cases at top Manhattan national law firms.



litigation, health care, immigration, and business firm.


 When losing is not an option.

Comprehensive legal support you can trust for your legal needs.

THE PAGLINAWAN FIRM has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective legal solutions for its clients.


Often, more than one area of expertise is required in a particular case. With our firm, there’s no need to hire a multitude of attorneys. We can advocate for you in many areas of law.

We serve a wide range of clientele, and every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise. 

Mr. Paglinawan graduated from CUNY School of Law in 2004. He is admitted to practice as an attorney in the State of New York and in the United States Federal Courts, Southern District of New York.

For more than 10 years, Mr. Paglinawan has consistently delivered results for his clients. He has won tough immigration matters. He has successfully litigated, settled, and tried numerous civil matters. He has handled estate issues to resolution. He has helped form small businesses. He has drafted wills and contracts for his clients. He is an accomplished and regarded trial attorney and has won numerous appeals and motions before the courts.

Mr. Paglinawan has lectured on various legal issues and is an author of various legal articles and books. Prior to becoming an attorney, he practiced as a critical care nurse. He is fluent in Tagalog (or Filipino).

Mr. Paglinawan is known for his dedication to and passion for his clients' cause. These traits quickly become apparent upon meeting him for the first time. Find out more about Mr. Paglinawan.