Since beginning his career as an attorney for a major insurance company, James has focused his practice on complex, high-exposure litigation. At Fowler White Burnett, he concentrates his practice on toxic tort litigation. James has represented leading manufacturers, distributors, insurers and retailers in the defense of claims involving personal injury, wrongful death, negligence, conspiracy and failure to warn, among numerous others. Additionally, James is a member of the firm's Aviation Practice group where he represents manufacturers of aircraft, airframes and component parts in cases arising from crashes throughout the world involving general aviation and commercial aircraft.
An experienced civil litigator, James frequently serves as local counsel for multi-district litigation. He has handled cases involving a variety of hazardous materials, including asbestos, benzene, pesticides, silica, Chinese drywall and excessive radiation, as well as the diseases commonly associated with such exposure.
A broad understanding of medical, science and toxicology issues, coupled with superior trial skills, enables James to efficiently handle and resolve cases from individual actions to mass tort litigation. Clients also benefit from his ability to successfully interact on their behalf with state and federal regulatory agencies and criminal authorities.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Dade County Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Dade County’s Minority Bar Passage Program
- Helping Others through Pro Bono Efforts