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James Mason Loots

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Washington, DC

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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 16 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 38 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1984
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Top "AV" Martindale-Hubbell rating. Practice includes employment, small business, and hospitality industry litigation and general business issues.  Admitted in all federal and state courts in the District of Columbia and Maryland, including United States Tax Court and Supreme Court of the United States.  Board of Directors:  Capitol Hil Arts Workshop.  Board of Trustees:  Capitol Hill United Methodist Church.  Past Chair: D.C. Commission on Human Rights.  Past Board memberships:  Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals; Washington Legal Counsel for the Elderly.  Former Adjunct Professor:  American University Washington College of Law. 

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Law Offices of James M Loots PC
634 G Street SE
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20003


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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Officesof James M Loots PC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Levi Perry Simmons & Loots PC
  • 1991 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • 1984 - 1991
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  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD
  • 1984
  • Northwestern University
  • BSJ
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Ford v. Ford
  • Reversed and Remanded


  • ANC6B
  • Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner
  • 2015 - Present
  • Capitol Hill Community Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lawyers Committee of Washington Performing Arts Society
  • 2001 - Present
  • Lawyers Committee of the Shakespeare Theatre
  • 2001 - Present
  • Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals
  • 1987 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 1984 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • 1984 - Present
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • Board Member
  • 1993 - 1999
  • District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights
  • Chair
  • 1991 - 1998
  • Michigal Law Review
  • Editorial Board
  • 1982 - 1984
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Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

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Business Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Mr. Loots and he is extremely knowledgeable, personable and solution-oriented. I would have no hesitation in recommending him or retaining him."
Business Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. James is a competent attorney who vigorously represents the interests of his client. I would strongly recommend him as counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jim Loots is an extremely intelligent, well-rounded attorney. I worked for him several years ago and have continued to trust his judgment and rely on his expertise ever since."

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Washington Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer James Mason Loots
James Mason Loots
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 38 years