A versatile practitioner, James has favorably resolved high-value business disputes involving diverse issues, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, and fraud claims, among many others. His clients range from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, limited liability companies, partnerships, and closely-held corporations, both international and domestic, operating in a multitude of industries with a particular focus on manufacturing, construction, and real estate development. While James’ experience in the state and federal courts of Connecticut and Massachusetts is substantial, he regularly appears in courts around the country and has significant experience in mediation and private arbitration, including before the American Arbitration Association and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, as well as significant experience before administrative bodies.
In addition to his litigation and trial work, James has substantial experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts, ranging from general contracts and subcontracts to design-build agreements and engineering and architectural agreements, representing contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, and public-private partnerships. James is committed to pro bono work and has dedicated hundreds of hours to pro bono clients during his career, focusing primarily on housing and veterans issues.