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I joined Jackson & Campbell in 2010 as an Associate in the Firm's Real Property & Asset Management, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, and General Litigation Practice Groups. Before J&C, I was a litigator in McLean, Virginia, representing businesses before state and federal courts in matters involving contracts, trade secrets, employment law, landlord-tenant law, and bankruptcy. I also have experience in litigating insurance coverage and tort matters.


I received my J.D., cum laude, from George Mason University School of Law, where I was an associate editor of the Civil Rights Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board. I also served as the school's Honor Committee Chairman for two years. I received a B.S. in Telecommunications from Ohio University.


I am admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 90%
  2. Appeals: 10%


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    James Markels is a skilled trial and appellate advocate with a broad knowledge base giving him flexibility in a litigation setting. I am proud to say he is one of a few people I can rely on for civil procedural advice in more unique situations. I would strongly recommend Mr. Markels to anyone seeking able litigation counsel.


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Jackson & Campbell, P.C.

1120 20th Street, NW
South Tower, Third Floor
Washington, DC, 22036


DCActive 200805/24/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law200409/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star - Appellate, General Litigation, Real PropertyWashington, D.C. Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent(TM) ratedMartindale-Hubbell(R)2014
President's AwardFairfax County Bar Association2013
Third Place and Best BriefFederal Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition2004
First PlaceGMUSL Upper Class Moot Court Competition2002
Second PlaceGMUSL First Year Moot Court Competition2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateJackson & Campbell, P.C.2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
D.C. Attorney/Client Arbitration BoardArbitrator2014 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember, General District Court and CLE CommitteesN/A
Federalist SocietyMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CSX Transportation v. Alabama Dep't of Revenue, ___ U.S. ___ (2011)7-2 in favor of CSX Transportation
Rickert v. Public Disclosure Comm'n, 161 Wash.2d 843, 168 P.3d 826 (2007)5-4 in favor of Rickert
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal SystemsCameras Should Not Be Allowed in the U.S. Supreme Court2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Ohio UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Introduction to Fairfax County Land Use Law CLELand Use Law2014
Foreclosure CLE: A Roadmap to the Courthouse Steps and BeyondVirginia Foreclosures2012
Appellate Practice 101 CLE: A Primer on Virginia Appellate Procedure and the New RulesAppellate Procedure2011
A Judgment, If You Can Enforce It: A Primer on Post-Judgment CollectionsCollections2011