Jim Weller is a seasoned trial lawyer and member of NP Trial®, an international team of Nixon Peabody’s most successful and experienced trial attorneys. He represents a broad range of commercial clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings throughout the country.
What do you focus on?
I primarily focus on commercial litigation, products liability litigation and class actions.
My practice involves suits ranging from complex breach of contract claims to fraud, securities litigation, intellectual property, mass torts and multi-district litigation. I represent clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States. I enjoy partnering with my clients and many turn to me year-after-year for advice on how to avoid litigation. While my goal is to resolve issues in an efficient and cost effective manner, because of my extensive trial experience my clients and adversaries know I have no hesitancy taking a case to verdict if necessary.
I also spend a significant part of my practice in alternative dispute resolution, chiefly arbitration. I have represented a number of major industrial manufacturers and other clients in domestic and foreign arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as well as before a host of private arbitrators. One of my clients, Tom Hine, wrote a book about my successful representation in a claim brought against him before the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)—NASD Arbitration Solution: 5 Black Belt Principles to Protect and Grow Your Financial Services Practice, by Thomas Hine and John Brubaker. Most recently, I successfully defended a $10 million breach of contract and fraud claim before AAA for a major manufacturing client.