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Before entering the practice of law, James served honorably in the United States Army.  After the Army, James attended The University of Kansas and The University of Kansas School of Law.  While in law school James focused on consitutional law, constitutional issues, and criminal law.  After graduation, James passed the Washington State Bar Exam and moved to the Seattle area with his wife, and two puppies.  James enjoys hockey, classic cars, and zealously representing the interests of his clients.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
    7 years, 150 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    7 years
  3. General Practice: 20%
    7 years, 1 thousand cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Magnus Larsson

    James is one of the most intelligent and creative attorneys that I know in the field of criminal defense. He is absolutely dedicated to finding the best defense for his clients and will often think outside the box to come up with new and unique arguments to get better results for them. Other attorneys in the field will even adopt some of the arguments that he is able to come up with for their own client's cases. James knows how to get the best results for his clients and even when it doesn't seem like there is much to argue, he will find a way.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled trial lawyer that aggressively fights for the rights of his clients.


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Contact info

LifePlan Legal, LLC

29609 W 185th st
Gardner, KS, 66030

LifePlan Legal, LLC

29609 W 185th st
Gardner, KS, 66030



KSAuthorized to practice law201411/09/2015
WAVoluntarily Resigned200901/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead CounselLifePlan Legal, LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of James McKain2010 - 2013
Student InternPaul Wilson Defender Project2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Sammamish v. Confidential Clientdeferal to dismissal
City of Shoreline v. Confidential ClientCase Dismissed
State of Washington v. Confidential ClientCase Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009