James J. Sexton




Since founding the firm in 2001, James J. Sexton’s skills as a trial lawyer and courtroom advocate have rapidly thrust him into the forefront of the New York State family law bar.  Described by some as a "compassionate and dedicated advocate" and by others as a "courtroom gunslinger," Sexton has captured the attention of the New York legal community.

Over the past several years, the results Mr. Sexton has obtained clients both in and out of the courtroom have garnered him statewide press coverage as well as coverage in the New York Law Journal.

Jim earned his JD at Fordham University School of Law, where he studied intensive trial advocacy under former Federal Prosecutor Anthony J. Siano. 

In the limited free time he has, Sexton enjoys participating in endurance events and mixed martial arts. He currently focuses his energies on the study of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Marcelo Garcia Academy).

Mr. Sexton resides in Manhattan. 


Jared DeRosso




Jared W. DeRosso, Esq. is the Senior Associate with the Law Offices of James J. Sexton. Mr. DeRosso has specialized in the areas of Matrimonial Law and Family Law since 2012. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and is an active member of the Rockland County Bar Association.

Mr DeRosso received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Law from SUNY Albany. He recognized that his love of debating translated into a career in the law, and subsequently undertook a law degree at Albany Law School. During this time Mr DeRosso interned with the Honorable Jeffrey A. Cohen, New York Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District; Albany County District Attorney's Office; and the New York State Insurance Department. He was President of the Albany Law School Flag Football and member of the Albany Law School Softball teams before graduating in 2012.

Mr. DeRosso is driven by his desire to secure positive results for his clients.

Eric Holzer




Eric Holzer, Esq. is an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of James J. Sexton. Mr. Holzer has specialized in the areas of Matrimonial Law, Family Law and Criminal Law since 2007.  He is admitted to the New York State Bar.

Mr Holzer received a BA in Mathematics with a Minor in History from SUNY Albany in 2004. After taking into consideration his own interest in the law and the experiences of friends and family members who were attorneys, Mr Holzer decided this was the right career to pursue. As a former athlete who played both football and lacrosse in college, he knew that litigation would enable him to utilize his love of competition for the benefit of others. He attended Albany Law School and graduated in 2007.

While at law school Mr Holzer interned at Westchester County District Attorney's Office (Summer 2005); Bertine, Hufnagel, Headley, Zeltner, Drummond & Dohn LLP (Summer 2006); Albany City Court (Fall 2006); New York State Attorney General's Office: Claims Division (Spring 2007). In his free time he was a prominent member of both the Celtic Law Society and Albany Law School Rugby Team.

Prior to joining the Law Offices of James J. Sexton, Mr Holzer worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Rockland County District Attorney's Office from August 2007 through the end of August 2014. He was pleased to receive the Rockland County's 40 Under 40 Award from the Rockland Economic Development Corporation in 2012. He also received numerous Law Enforcement and Civilian Achievement Awards from various law enforcement agencies and groups during his time as an Assistant District Attorney. As an Assistant District Attorney he presented more than 100 cases to the grand jury, was involved in complex criminal investigations with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, conducted pre-trial evidentiary hearings and conducted many trials to verdict, including those involving serious felony cases.

Mr Holzer relishes the competition in the courtroom and thrives on the continually evolving nature of the law. He enjoys helping his clients overcome challenging situations.