James is a dual U.S. and U.K. national with strong Florida roots. He and his wife, children, and dogs split their time between Tallahassee, Miami, and hiking trails across North America.
Before law practice, James completed a Master’s degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures and planned to become a Russian literature professor. He left academia to work in Russia in the administration of a U.S. State Department program and as a Russian interpreter and translator. He also completed the selective National Security Education Program’s Russian Overseas Flagship in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Prior to opening his own firm, James practiced at several boutique firms specializing in intellectual property and media law. He also co-directed a homeless legal advocacy project at Legal Services of Greater Miami and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chris M. McAliley of the Southern District of Florida.
He is a member of the National Police Accountability Project and National Lawyers Guild. Previously, James served on the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and as a Florida Chapter Chair of the Copyright Society of the USA. James was recently featured in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for commercial litigation.
James is admitted to practice in Florida, Washington, Colorado, the District of Columbia, and federal district and appellate courts throughout the country.