James represents clients in product liability litigation.  

Before joining Shook, James served two years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas O. Farrish of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, where he conducted legal research for and drafted rulings on dispositive and non-dispositive motions in a wide range of civil matters. The previous year he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Bishop and the Honorable Michael R. Sheldon of the Connecticut Appellate Court, where he assisted the judges with research, drafting and finalization of appellate court opinions.

James graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law (UConn Law School) where he excelled in multiple trial and moot court competitions, received multiple CALI Awards for excellence in class performance, and served as the administrative editor for the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal. During law school he also clerked for several private law firms. Before law school, James worked as a litigation paralegal after graduating with a double major in philosophy and psychology from Trinity College. James was also the president of the Mock Trial Society at both Trinity College and UConn Law School. He continues to coach mock trial teams and judge competitions at UConn Law.