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James L. Williams is a director and shareholder of the law firm of Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams, P.C. He focuses his practice in the areas of products liability and business litigation, business transactions, and dispute resolution.  James is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected in 2017 and 2018 as a SuperLawyers “Rising Star” for the Southwest.

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PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation
Products Liability
Business Litigation
Business Transactions
Dispute Resolution

EDUCATION

James earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Baylor University in 2008. While at Baylor, he was a member of the National Championship 2007 AAJ Mock Trial Team, the 2008 AAJ Mock Trial Team, and the Order of the Barristers. He earned second place in Baylor’s “Top Gun” Trial Advocacy competition and was named a Top 10 Speaker in Baylor’s 2006 Intramural Moot Court Competition. James received the Abner McCall Evidence Award as well as the Fraley and Fraley Mock Trial Award. He served as Vice President of the Federalist Society for Baylor Law School. James graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and was a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of Texas
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

James and his wife, Julia, have been married since 2004 and have two children.

James is an accomplished musician and photographer. For more than twenty years, he has served as a worship leader and musician for churches and ministries. He has also produced and performed on numerous albums and in countless live shows, events, and services.

James was a professional photographer before obtaining his law degree, and his images have been featured in widespread publications and galleries.

James also coaches competition mock trial teams for Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.