James was born in New York City and raised in South Florida. After earning his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Central Florida, he returned to Manhattan to begin his legal career at New York Law School. While there, James worked pro bono on the Uncontested Divorce Project, assisting litigants in Uncontested Divorce matters in New York City’s Supreme Courts. James also served as a Teaching Assistant to distinguished professor David Chang, and interned at the real estate firm of Ephron-Mandel & Howard where he helped represent clients in residential and commercial landlord/tenant disputes. Additionally, James acted as contributing researcher and editor of New York Residential Landlord-Tenant Law and Procedure, published by the New York State Bar Association.
Shortly after earning his degree from New York Law School, James joined the law firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson where his litigation practice is focused on representing severely injured members of the 9/11 community. He has worked tirelessly to recover millions of dollars for his clients, and takes great pride in knowing that his finely tuned understanding of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund ensures that each of his clients receives a fair and just award.
James is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association as well as the New York County Lawyers’ Association.