901 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Jim is former chairman of the firm's antitrust and trade regulation department. He concentrates his practice on trade regulation, but litigates and advises clients on a broad spectrum of issues, including commercial litigation, class actions, franchising, products liability, sports law and white collar crime matters.
Jim is a past chairman of the Antitrust Section of the Virginia State Bar, and a past chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association. His career as a litigator and legal counselor has been recognized by his inclusion in a number of prestigious publications recognizing achievement in the legal profession, including "Best Lawyers in America," Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite," "Best of the United States," and Who's Who in American Law.
Jim has taken many civil cases to verdict in areas ranging from antitrust and commercial litigation, to products liability, defamation and intellectual property matters. He has extensive experience in complex class action and multidistrict litigation; distribution and franchising; auto racing, where he has represented drivers, owners and sponsors associated with NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup series; mediation and arbitration; Consumer Product Safety Commission issues; and product labeling, warnings and instructions.
Jim's criminal litigation experience is equally varied. He twice has been appointed by federal judges to criminally prosecute contempt charges against federal agencies or employees, and he has defended a number of criminal price-fixing matters in such diverse industries as paper, highway paving, soft drink bottling, vitamins and insurance. He also has extensive experience representing clients appearing before federal and state grand juries.
For many years, Jim has served as an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in its Southeastern Regional Trial Advocacy Program given each year at the North Carolina University School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He also has served as an adjunct professor for the T.C. Williams School of Law's Trial Advocacy Program.
|Areas of Practice||1) Antitrust and Trade Regulation, 2) Commercial Litigation, 3) Products Liability, 4) Toxic Torts, 5) Class Action Defense, 6) Distribution, 7) Franchises and Franchising, 8) Advertising, 9) Trade Secrets, 10) Trademark Litigation, 11) White Collar Crime, 12) Sports Law and 13) Appellate Practice|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.,1975|
|Education||Bridgewater College, B.A., 1968|
|Bar Member / Association||Virginia State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||McGuireWoods LLP|
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