James is a commercial litigator focusing on breaches of business contracts, land use disputes and commercial torts. He has appeared as a trial attorney in local courts and as a member of the trial team in complex, multimillion-dollar disputes in federal courts across the country. He is experienced in all aspects of civil procedure, discovery and motions practice.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, James was a commercial litigator for a boutique litigation firm in Alexandria, Virginia. He devotes a portion of his practice to providing pro bono legal guidance to less fortunate members of the local community and has represented criminal defendants who could not afford an attorney.
From 2009 to 2010, James clerked for the Honorable Claude M. Hilton, United States District Judge at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. While attending George Mason University School of Law, James was a member of the George Mason Law Review and the moot court team.
Litigated successful motion for sanctions in federal court resulting from inadequately prepared corporate designee.
Prepared successful motion for sanctions in a multi-million dollar state court case resulting from repeated failure to discovery violations resulting in over $70,000 in sanctions.
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021
Member, Alexandria Bar Association
Member, Fairfax Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association