Beirne Associates has offered professional full service trial preparation and insurance defense investigation for more than 30 years in the NYC metropolitan area. Founded by James Beirne in 1983, the company provides all trial preparation services from case assignment to verdict. The firm handles cases in the NYC metro area and points north.


Beirne Associates is equipped to subpoena all relevant records, locate, interview and subpoena witnesses, interview physicians and other expert witnesses, and conduct full and thorough background investigations in the defense of the insured. For the past seven years, we have been working closely with biomechanical experts to ensure that the necessary certified records and witnesses are in court prior to their testimony. 



When an investigator is assigned to a particular case, he or she handles all aspects of trial preparation and uses his expertise in liability and damages issues to identify and develop information that is significant and helpful to the defense of the insured. The company’s trial preparation work has helped in thousands of successful verdicts throughout NYC metro courts on behalf of its clients in the insurance industry.

JIM BEIRNE, President


A lifelong New York resident, Mr. Beirne founded Beirne Associates, Inc. after a     decade in the insurance business, as a claims supervisor for Crum & Forster   Insurance Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. He is a licensed   private investigator in New York State, and holds both personal and Beirne   Associates licenses as General Adjuster through the New York State Insurance Department.

BRENDAN C. BElRNE, Vice-President


Brendan joined the firm in 2009. He is well versed in trial preparation and insurance investigations. He serves as the firm's compliance officer, ensuring that business operations conform to the standards set by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.