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    James focuses his practice on complex litigation and tort matters. He has significant experience defending physicians, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other health care providers in alleged medical negligence cases. He has represented Fortune 500 retail and food service industry corporations in tort matters.  He also has experience in business litigation, employment litigation, and defending government agencies and municipalities. James advises business owners regarding non-compete and employment matters. He is licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana.

    Memberships & Awards

    Louisville Bar Association
    Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star (2015-2018)
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    United States Supreme Court
    Brandeis Law Journal

    Work Experience

    2018 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2013-2018 Whonsetler & Johnson, PLLC
    2008-2013 Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
    2006 Legal Intern, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education