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 primarily focuses on civil and commercial litigation. He represents clients ranging from local businesses to national publicly-traded corporations, and has litigated a broad variety of cases including but not limited to commercial contract disputes, products liability/personal injury, construction defects, real property title disputes, and securities fraud.  

James also has extensive experience as an advocate and counselor for employers of all sizes in litigation and compliance matters. Within the litigation sphere, James regularly takes the lead on cases including employment discrimination, trade secret misappropriation, enforcement of non-compete agreements, and employee benefit adjudications before administrative agencies. James also navigates employers through U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement audits, internal investigations, Form I-9 compliance reviews, compliance with federal labor laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Immigration and Nationality Act, WARN Act, and more.


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 a favorable arbitration award in construction defect litigation on behalf of a Phoenix-area home designer.

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 from the sale of a medical cannabis company.

Negotiated and obtained a favorable settlement for shipping company in breach-of-contract dispute consisting of complex factual timelines and USDA regulations.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Arizona Black Bar

Maricopa County Bar Association

Practices & Industries


  • Arizona, 2018
  • United States District Co urt for the District of Arizona, 2018
  • Texas, 2022


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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