In addition, James’ litigation portfolio gives him unique insight when advising employers as to their policies and employment decisions. He uses that experience daily to advise clients on compliance with federal wage/hour requirements, fair employment practices and anti-harassment statutes, and federal labor laws.
Prior to joining Lloyd Gosselink, James represented clients in business litigation matters and employment law in both Dallas and San Antonio.
- J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (2000)
- B.A., Government, The University of Texas at Austin (1997)
- Admitted to State Bar of Texas (2000)
- B. v. Steak N Shake Operations, Inc., No. 380-02686-2012 in the District Court for the 380th Judicial District, Collin County, Texas (obtained summary judgment in a sexual harassment case involving alleged assault by a manager).
- Verizon Employee Benefits Committee v. Felton, Civil Action No. 3:05-CV-0971-P in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (obtained summary judgment for the pension plan in ERISA overpayment recovery case).
- FedEx National LTL, Inc. v. Smith Protective Services, Inc. Cause No. 08-13718 in the District Court for the 95th Judicial District, Dallas County, Texas (obtained judgment in favor of plaintiff on breach of security contract claim).
Publications & Presentations
- Author, “Shark Bait: Dipping Your Toe Into the Tip Pool,” Restaurant Report, March-April 2007
Professional Associations & Memberships
- State Bar of Texas
- Admitted to U.S. District Courts for Western, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
As a lifelong fan of the Texas Rangers, James has grown accustomed to disappointment and melancholy. Fortunately, he finds solace in his family: children Max and Sydney along with his wife, Christine (even though she is a Yankee fan).
To distract him from his baseball disappointments, James enjoys developing new recipes in the kitchen and experimenting with his smoker.