James has over 40 years experience in Civil Litigation with very substantial jury trial experience in state and federal courts, including California, Texas, Maryland, Colorado, and Hawaii. Substantive legal experience includes: Insurance coverage (policy holders); asbestos (plaintiff and defendant), fraud, distributor claims, antitrust, product liability, maritime personal injury, commercial matters, warranty, breach of contract, fraudulent transfer, and asbestos bankruptcy.

James currently assists clients of the Family Justice Center with Domestic Violence Restraining Order hearings and other civil lawsuits.