James is a skilled trial lawyer who handles only serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Based on nominations from his peers, he has been honored with an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for attorneys for both legal ability and ethical standards. James has tried numerous personal injury cases to verdict and worked tirelessly to recover millions of dollars for his clients. He handles a wide variety of personal injury cases throughout the State of Georgia, including trucking/tractor-trailer wrecks, auto wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, bicycle wrecks, premises liability, slip/trip and falls, negligent security, apartment shootings/assaults, defective/dangerous products, wrongful death, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries.
As a result of his success, James has been recognized as one of Georgia's best personal injury lawyers by numerous organizations and publications. He has been named to the Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list every year since 2012 for Plaintiff's personal injury. This honor is bestowed on only 2.5% of lawyers in Georgia are selected for this honor. In addition, since 2013 Georgia Trend Magazine has selected James as one of Georgia's "Legal Elite." Other significant honors include being named to the "Top 40 Under 40" and "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" lists by The National Trial Lawyers organization in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Before co-founding Glass & Robson, James honed his skills as an associate with some of Georgia's best personal injury trial attorneys. Prior to dedicating himself to representing only plaintiffs, James worked for one of Georgia's largest insurance defense firms defending personal injury and wrongful death cases. His prior experience representing insurance companies and their clients in personal injury matters provides him a unique insight into how they evaluate and defend personal injury cases. James now uses that experience to his clients' advantage to maximize their recoveries.
James was born and raised in Georgia and attended college at the University of Georgia in Athens where he was a double major and in the Honors Program. He graduated from UGA magna cum laude, with honors with dual degrees in History and Political Science. Following college, James attended Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia where he was a member of the Mercer Law Review and Moot Court Board. During law school, he interned with the Honorable C. Ashley Royal of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor.
As a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia, James is admitted to practice in all Georgia State and Superior Courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also an active member of the American Association for Justice and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association where he serves as co-chair of the Education Committee.
James and his wife, Kate, met at the University of Georgia. They have two children and live in Buckhead.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Auto accidents Trucking/tractor trailer accidents Bus accidents Drunk Driving accidents Bicycle accidents Motorcycle accidents Workplace accidents Premises liability Apartment shootings/assaults Defective/Dangerous Products Slip and fall injuries Spinal cord injuries Traumatic brain injuries
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia, A.B. in History (Magna Cum Laude with honors) A.B. in Political Science (Magna Cum Laude with honors)
State Bar of Georgia All State and Superior Courts of Georgia Georgia Court of Appeals Supreme Court of Georgia U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals United States Supreme Court
HONORS AND AWARDS
Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Rating Super Lawyers Georgia Rising Stars; 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 The National Trial Lawyers - "Top 40 Under 40"; 2014, 2015, 2016 The National Trial Lawyers - "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"; 2014, 2015, 2016 American Society of Legal Advocates - "Top 40 Under 40"; 2014, 2015, 2016 American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - "10 Best Attorneys (Georgia)"; 2014, 2015, 2016 National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys - "Top 10 Attorney"; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 State Bar of Georgia - YLD Leadership Academy; 2013 Fulton County Daily Report - "Top 25 Georgia Verdicts (Ranked 15th)"; 2012
"State v. Federal Court - An Overview" Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Atlanta, Georgia, March 2014 "Effective Use of Fact Witnesses in Premises Liability Cases" GTLA Annual Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2013
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIP
State Bar of Georgia, Member; 2007-present Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member; 2009-present American Association for Justice, Member; 2009-present GTLA New Lawyers Division - Education Committee, Co-Chairman; 2013-2014
"When Contact with Former Employees is Permissible," The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 "Definitely Not Harmless: The Supreme Court Holds that the Erroneous Disqualification of Retained Counsel Warrants Automatic Reversal in United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez, Mercer Law Review, 2007