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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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  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 50%
    32 years
  2. Employment: 20%
    25 years
  3. Business: 15%
    25 years
  4. Contracts: 5%
    25 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • Babak Bagheri

    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.


    Babak Bagheri Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Peter Daniel Antonoplos

    I endorse this lawyer. James is a competent attorney who vigorously represents the interests of his client. I would strongly recommend him as counsel.


    Peter Antonoplos Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of James M Loots PC

634 G Street SE
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20003


DCActive 198407/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Lawyer of the Yearwww.dcbar.org1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Officesof James M Loots PC2005 - Present
Senior CounselFord & Harrison LLP2001 - 2005
PartnerLevi Perry Simmons & Loots PC1991 - 2000
AssociateSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP1984 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
ANC6BAdvisory Neighborhood Commissioner2015 - Present
Capitol Hill Community FoundationBoard Member2014 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Capitol Hill Arts WorkshopBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Lawyers Committee of the Shakespeare TheatreN/A2001 - Present
Lawyers Committee of Washington Performing Arts SocietyN/A2001 - Present
Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and ProfessionalsN/A1987 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaN/A1984 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A1984 - Present
Washington Area Lawyers for the ArtsBoard Member1993 - 1999
District of Columbia Commission on Human RightsChair1991 - 1998
Michigal Law ReviewEditorial Board1982 - 1984
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ford v. FordReversed and Remanded
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Northwestern UniversityMedill School of JournalismOther - Bachelors1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ISRI 2014Managing Difficult Employees2014