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James William Cobb

James William Cobb

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Arbitration

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About Me

James Cobb is a trial and appellate lawyer and a founding partner of Caplan Cobb LLP. James specializes in complex business disputes, constitutional and tort litigation, and federal and state appeals.

In 2015, The Daily Report named James to its list of the forty lawyers in Georgia under the age of 40 who are “On the Rise.”  Martindale-Hubbell has given James its highest rating of AV Preeminent for legal skills and professional ethics; Georgia Trend magazine has named him to its list of the Legal Elite in Georgia for business law, corporate law, and trial practice; and Super Lawyers magazine has named him a Rising Star in Georgia for business litigation.

Before founding Caplan Cobb, James practiced with Rogers & Hardin LLP in Atlanta and Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. Immediately after law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Litigation: 75%
    10 years
  2. Appeals: 20%
    10 years
  3. Arbitration: 5%
    10 years

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Contact Info

Caplan Cobb LLP

1447 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 880
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200807/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2015
On The RiseFulton County Daily Report2015
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2014
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
National Semifinalist -- National Appellate Advocacy CompetitionAmerican Bar Association2005
Regional Champion -- National Appellate Advocacy CompetitionAmerican Bar Association2005
Best Brief Award -- National Appellate Advocacy CompetitionAmerican Bar Association2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCaplan Cobb LLP2014 - Present
AssociateRogers & Hardin LLP2008 - 2014
AssociateRopes & Gray2006 - 2008
Law Clerk - Judge Jacques WienerU.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit2005 - 2006
Assistant Director of AdmissionsUniversity of Georgia2000 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lumpkin Inn of CourtBarrister2011 - Present
Georgia Bar JournalMember of the Editorial BoardN/A
Lamar Inn of CourtBarristerN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
DeKalb Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Handbook on the Scope of AntitrustContributing Author2014
ICLE Contract Law SeminarRecent Developments in the Law of Arbitration2014
E&I Update (American Bar Association)E&I Case Law Update—State Action Doctrine2013
E&I Update (American Bar Association)E&I Case Law Update—State Action Doctrine2013
E&I Update (American Bar Association)E&I Case Law Update—Noerr-Pennington2012
E&I Update (American Bar Association)The Filed-Rate and Noerr-Pennington Doctrines2011
Boston Bar JournalDiscrimination Under the Massachusetts Fair Housing Law -- DiLiddo v. Oxford Street Realty, Inc.2008
The George Washington Law ReviewBy "complicated and indirect" means: Congressional Defense of Statutes and the Separation of Powers2004

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The George Washington University Law SchoolLawJD2005
University of GeorgiaPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Seminar on Appellate PracticeProfessionalism in the Appellate Courts2015
Seminar on Contract LitigationRecent Developments in the Law of Arbitration2014
Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of CourtJurisdiction and the Stream of Commerce: Drying Up or Preparing to Flood2012
Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of CourtNCAA Highlights: Legislation, Adjudication, Enforcement & Some Cautionary Tales2012
Lamar American Inn of CourtCourts and Secrecy2011
Antitrust Law: The Basics and HealthcareDevelopments in Antitrust Law at the U.S. Supreme Court2011