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.


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 cases including commercial contract disputes, products liability, employment discrimination, securities fraud, and disputes regarding employee/employer ownership of intellectual property.


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.

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


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


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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