James graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.A. in history and policy with University and College Honors, where he was awarded membership into Phi Beta Kappa. At William & Mary, he was the Chief Justice of the Honor Council, an Executive Board Member of the William & Mary Moot Court Team, a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, and a teaching assistant in the Legal Skills Program. During summer 2010 he clerked with Judge David W. Hopper of the Greenwich Probate Court in Greenwich, Connecticut. He worked as a summer associate during summer 2011 for Withers Bergman in New Haven, Connecticut, and joined the firm as an associate after graduation.
His Own Words
"When I first came to William & Mary I was surprised and impressed by the law school’s tight-knit community. It is an environment where students support one another by encouraging each other to take risks and strive to be better. From the first day on campus, faculty, staff, and the upperclassman will actively support and help you acclimate yourself to law school. I could not be happier with my choice to attend William & Mary."