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McCollum & Associates, LLC, a law firm with offices in College Park, Maryland, handles legal matters in Maryland and in the District of Columbia.

Primary Areas of Concentration:

  • Employment Law

  • Church Law

  • Probate Law

Other Areas of Concentration:

Administrative law; business acquisitions and other commercial transactions; church law; appellate advocacy; civil litigation (trial litigation involving business disputes, construction related matters, contracts, employer-employee relations, employment discrimination, real property, title defense, and torts); franchisee-franchiser relations; landlord-tenant law; real property law; trusts, wills and probate estates.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 25%
    28 years
  2. Business: 25%
    28 years
  3. Car Accident: 25%
    28 years
  4. Employment: 25%
    28 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Erin Kathleen Voss

    I endorse this lawyer. James is a magnificent lawyer who truly cares about his cases, his clients, and the law.


    Erin Voss Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Manuel R Geraldo

    I endorse this lawyer. James is a superior attorney and dedicated member of the profession. We have collaborated on cases and James always demonstrates superior analytical and writing skills. He is dedicated to achieving successful results for his clients, creating a better community for all citizens, and maintaining a professional and friendly relationship with his fellow members of the Bar. I highly recommend James.


    Manuel Geraldo Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

McCollum & Associates, LLC

7309 Baltimore Avenue #117
College Park, MD, 20740


DCActive 198607/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Finalist for Trial Lawyer of the YearTrial Lawyers for Public Justice2002
Outstanding Scholastic AchievementWest Publishing Company1983
Corporations; Criminal Law; Federal Jurisdiction; Labor Law...American Jurisprudence Awards1983
Covington and Burling Law Journal ScholarshipCovington and Burling1979
Recipient of Aetna Academic Scholarship (Three-year)Aetna1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerMcCollum & Associates, LLC1988 - Present
Associate CounselOffice of Independent Counsel (Iran Contra)1987 - 1988
AssociateCovington & Burlin1985 - 1987
Law ClerkAssociate Justice John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court of the United States1983 - 1984
ClerkCircuit Judge Lawrence W. Pierce United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit1982 - 1982
Summer AssociateO'melveny & Myers, LLP1982 - 1982
Research AssistantHoward University School Of Law1981 - 1982
Judicial InternJudge Shellie Bowers Superior Court of the District of Columbia1981 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Supreme Court of the United StatesN/AN/A
National Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Howard Law JournalTitle VII v. Seniority: Ensuring Rights or Denying Rights?1983
12 N.B.A. L.J. 1CBS, NBC, and ABC Should Continue to be Barred from Owning Cable Systems: A Brief for the Status Quo1983
Howard Law JournalRight to Counsel, Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, Speedy Trial, Joinder and Severance1982
Howard Law JournalConstitutional Law - Statutory Rape - Gender-based Classification Regarding Statutory Rape Law is not Violative of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment1982
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Howard University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Indiana UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wills & Trusts SeminarWills & Trusts2012
Wills & Trusts SeminarWills & Trusts Seminar2012
Wills & TrustsWills & Trusts Seminar2012
Wills & TrustsWills & Trusts Seminar2012
Wills & TrustsWills & Trusts Seminar2012
Wills & TrustsWills & Trusts Seminar2011