James was born and raised in Marion, South Carolina, and truly values his small town upbringing and all of the life lessons it taught him. He currently serves as City attorney for his hometown. His goal is not only to give his clients a great lawyer, but also someone they can trust and turn to in times of need.
He spent the first seven years of his legal practice with a large firm defending insurance companies and carriers and their insureds in a wide variety of cases, including personal injury. In that role, he successfully tried multiple personal injury cases to verdict and gained invaluable litigation experience both in and out of the courtroom.
James is a graduate of Clemson University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in lawschool, he was active in the mock trial bar where he received the 2010 Robert McCormick Figg, Jr. Trial Advocacy Award and the 2010 D. Reese Williams Trial Advocacy Award. He is also active in the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar and is a past chair of the Protecting Our Youth subcommittee. He was awarded the Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter on three separate occasions from 2012-2015 and The President’s Award for 2012-2013. He currently serves on Torts and Insurance Practice Section of the South Carolina Bar.
- South Carolina, 2010
- U.S. District Court (S.C.), 2010
- University of South Carolina, 2010
- J.D., cum laude
- Clemson University, 2007
- B.A. Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships
- South Carolina Young Lawyers Division
- South Carolina Bar Association
- Richland County Bar Association
- Marion County Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP, 2010-2011
- Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A., 2011-2017