James has assisted in obtaining favorable litigation results for commercial clients across a wide range of industries. Whether he is preparing demand letters, complex motions, or appeal briefs, James's writing skills make him a dependable advocate for his clients.

Overview

James's practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation. He represents clients ranging from local businesses to publicly-traded corporations, and has litigated a broad variety of disputes including commercial lease defaults, breaches of asset purchase agreements, business torts, securities fraud, and employee/employer ownership of intellectual property.

James views the advancement of diversity and inclusion efforts, both inside and outside the firm, as an important aspect of his personal and professional development. James is a member of the Arizona Black Bar, and also serves as the co-chair of the Stinson Phoenix office's Inclusion Council, an initiative designed to increase diversity and inclusion awareness within the Phoenix office.

Experience

Drafted an appellate answering brief that resulted in the Arizona Court of Appeals affirming the superior court's judgment in a jury trial.

Successfully defended a nationwide funeral services provider in a negligence and breach-of-contract lawsuit, securing a unanimous jury verdict after a four-day trial. 

Obtained the dismissal of multiple negligence lawsuits against a publicly-traded automotive retail corporation. 

Obtained the dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit against an Arizona law firm in connection with several securities transactions. 

Negotiated and obtained a favorable settlement for a plaintiff commercial landlord arising out of multiple commercial lease defaults in the Phoenix area.

Negotiated and obtained a favorable settlement for plaintiffs in a breach-of-contract lawsuit arising out of the sale of a medical cannabis company.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Arizona Black Bar

Maricopa County Bar Association

Practices & Industries

Admissions

  • Arizona, 2018
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona, 2018

Education

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2017

Arizona State University, Barrett, The Honors College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2014 

  • International Business Certificate, W.P. Carey School of Business 
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