James devotes the majority of his practice to the defense of attorneys, accountants, brokers, broker-dealers, investment firms, insurance agents, real estate agents, architects, engineers and other professionals in professional negligence claims. He also counsels and represents clients with regard to regulatory matters with self-regulatory organizations and state securities and insurance commissions. He regularly represents clients in state and federal court proceedings and at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration hearings and mediations throughout the country.
James has tried numerous cases to jury verdicts and arbitration panel awards and has successfully argued several cases in the appellate courts of Pennsylvania.
Following law school, James served as a law clerk to The Honorable Robert I. Richter of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and subsequently lived and practiced in Virginia and the District of Columbia before returning to Pittsburgh.
James has been awarded an AV® Preeminent™ by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, which identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability, and is a reflection of his knowledge, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.