About James

James has represented hundreds of clients in communities and courtrooms throughout the country. He prides himself on being a passionate and effective advocate for cancer victims and their families.

A graduate of Washington University School of Law, James is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, and Louisiana, and has represented clients in many other states on a temporary basis. Since graduating from law school in 2012, James has successfully challenged some of the largest corporations on behalf of his clients. James has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “Best Mesothelioma Lawyers” in Chicago for his work at MRHFM.

Outside of the courtroom, James is active in the legal community. James currently serves on the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee, which evaluates judicial candidates and provides that information to the public to help inform voters during judicial elections. James also serves as a member of the Assembly for the Illinois State Bar Association and as Chair of the CBA’s Civil Trial Practice Committee.

Born and raised in Chicago, James also serves as President and Director for Payton Alumni Community and Endowment (PACE), a nonprofit organization committed to building community among current and former students of Walter Payton College Prep (WPCP). WPCP is a public high school in Chicago founded in 2000. Inspired by its namesake, "Sweetness," WPCP encourages curiosity, character, courage, and compassion in its students.


  • Washington University
    School of Law, 2012
    Saint Louis, MO
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  • University of Wisconsin, 2009
    Madison, WI

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Practice Area

  • Mesothelioma


Before earning his law license, James served as a law clerk at the 22nd Circuit Drug Court, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Missouri Attorney General's Office and a private law firm located in St. Louis and Chicago.

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