James is a 4th generation Montanan passionate about representing people who are injured, wronged, and silenced by those in power. Whether the government violated your rights, your employer discriminated against you or witheld your wages, or a company's unsafe product injured you, James will fight for the results you want and deserve. No amount of money can make up for your suffering. A lawsuit provides much more: it gives you a voice in a public forum, it allows you to stand up and say we will not tolerate the greed, the cruelty, or the lack of regard for others' lives and families.
After graduating from the University of Montana's School of law, James clerked for United States District Court Judge Sam E. Haddon, where he worked on a wide variety of civil lawsuits, three of which were tried before a jury. Next, James worked as a public defender in Helena, Montana, where he tried cases to judges and juries in state and city courts.
In March of 2018, James joined the law firm of Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans, PLLP:
The attorneys at Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans are accomplished trial lawyers who represent clients with serious cases and disputes throughout Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and Colorado.
We carefully select our cases and take pride in preparing each case for trial so that we can effectively present your story to a jury. We understand that people come to our Firm when they need help with difficult and painful problems. Every person in our Firm is focused on meeting the needs of our clients and their cases. We love what we do and work hard for our clients.
We review cases and represent people throughout the Rocky Mountain West with our main areas of focus in:
|Associate Attorney||Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans, PLLP||2018 - Present|
|Attorney||Office Of The State Public Defender||2017 - 2018|
|Law Clerk||United States District Court, Montana||2016 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Montana Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Montana Law Review Online||Anderson v. BNSF: Can FELA Afford Injured Workers a Continuing Tort Claim?||2015|
|Montana Law Review Online||State v. Zunick: Second Guessing a First Impression||2014|
|University of Montana School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2016|
|DUI: Exposed Police Misconduct||Dismissed|
Posted by Kendra
May 6, 2018