JAMES H. GLAVIN III was in private practice at the law offices of Glavin and Glavin for over half a century. He was a cum laude graduate of Villanova University and received his juris doctorate from Albany Law School. Upon his admission to the Bar he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served as assistant staff judge advocate for three years with the 839th Air Division of the Tactical Air Command based in Tennessee. Assigned as military judicial officer, he was primarily involved in investigations and court martial trials. He also handled matters in aviation accidents in the mid-South.
When his active duty was complete, he served in the Air Force Reserve and was designated by the judge advocate general as regional representative. Upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he forewent opportunities in large law firms in Nashville, Albany, New York City and Binghamton to return to his home town of Waterford where he joined his father in the Glavin & Glavin Law office in Waterford.
He was admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, and was a member of the New York State, Albany, Saratoga and Rensselaer County Bar Associations. He served as chairman for the New York State Bar Association's Administrative Law Practice Committee. He was also a member of many professional associations, including the American Trial Lawyers, New York State Trial Lawyers, American Hospitals, National Academy of ElderLaw Attorneys, Transportation Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association of the Northern District of New York.
He was a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and the Air Force Association. He served as chairman of Key Bank's regional board and served for over two decades on the board of Bellevue Women's Hospital. He served as an attorney for the Town of Waterford and for over 45 years as counsel for the Waterford Water Commissioners. In 1989, he was recognized as a Patroon of the Village of Waterford.
• J.D., Albany Law School
• B.A., Villanova University, cum laude
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