Ready. That’s the word that defines Ryan James, the founder of James Law, LLC. Less than a year out of law school, Ryan founded James Law from the spare room of his home located in McKeesport, Pennsylvania because he was eager to make a difference and to help others.
Focused and determined to pursue practical and meaningful results for as many people as he could, the scope of Ryan’s earlier engagements were far reaching, landing him in any court available to pursue justice on behalf of his clients. Ryan criss-crossed Pennsylvania and handled a variety of matters early on, opposing parties like municipalities and public utilities, universities and dioceses, and large and small businesses, be it contractors, insurance companies, or real-estate agencies to name a few.
It did not take long for Ryan to be recognized for his work. Local newspapers, twice, named Ryan as the Readers’ Choice “Best Attorney.” Since, Ryan has persisted diligently on behalf of his clients, often obtaining successful outcomes such as in the following representative matters:
* Ryan frequently serves as court-appointed, post-conviction counsel. He has served as post-conviction counsel for well over 60 Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) petitioners, many of whom are serving life sentences.
Truly, Ryan’s passion for people drives his commitment to excellence. It is that passion, too, that has also committed Ryan to give his time as a volunteer attorney with the Neighborhood Legal Services Association and the federal district court; to serve as an arbitrator in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas; and to serve as his community’s former solicitor.