James helps individuals, businesses, and local institutions in resolving disputes. He draws on 20 years of “big law firm” experience, but also developed the capability to handle every case productively and cost-effectively. James has broad experience in a wide range of matters from private arbitrations, to shareholder disputes in state court, to class actions in federal court and to bankruptcy reorganizations. He has significant experience in fraud cases involving complex financial transactions and often will take a plaintiff’s case on a contingency.
James earned an A.B. degree with honors from Princeton University, an M.A. from the University of London, and a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law with highest honors.
James is recognized with an AV Martindale rating by his peers and is an Eagle Scout. When not practicing law or spending time with his family, James is a U.S. Masters swimmer and regular competitor. James is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and is a 1989 high school graduate of the Indian Springs School.
Business Litigation. James has represented individuals, small businesses, and institutions in all aspects of business disputes, including shareholder conflicts, purchase and sale transactions, and dissolutions. His representative matters and reported decisions include:
Alternative Fee Arrangements. James will take suitable business cases on a contingency or modified contingency fee basis.
Bankruptcy and Financial Institutions. As part of his practice, James has experience representing financial institutions, community banks, finance companies and other creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and litigation defense. Reported decisions and representative matters include:
Commercial and Construction Litigation. James regularly represents small businesses, contractors, subcontractors, and equipment suppliers. Reported decisions and representative matters include: