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James M. Cool

Personal injury Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   4 reviews

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Plaintiff's' personal injury cases involving negligence, nursing home elder abuse, intentional torts, and civil rights. I also represent victims of car accidents who have suffered serious injuries. Limited medical and professional malpractice cases are considered, but not ordinarily accepted.

    12 years

  2. Administrative law
    15%
    I periodically represent licensed and regulated professionals of most sorts in disciplinary proceedings before regulatory agencies, commissions, and tribunals. I also advise medical marijuana dispensary businesses regarding compliance with state regulatory requirements and restrictions

    12 years

  3. Commercial real estate
    15%
    Complex commercial litigation involving disputes between shareholders, partners, and clients/vendors.

    12 years

  4. Employment and labor
    10%
    Representation of Arizona's largest law enforcement union in general civil, employment, and labor law matters. My experience includes representation of employees in ADA and FLSA matters. I also engage in labor-related litigation and participate and assist clients in negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

    12 years

  5. Litigation
    10%
    As much as possible, I try to help my clients solve their problems and achieve their goals. Oftentimes, the path to realizing those objectives does not fit squarely under one practice area designation or another. So, about 10% of the time, I'm just a fixer or a fighter.

    12 years

  6. Medical malpractice
    10%

Jimmy Cool is a litigator and trial attorney whose practice emphasizes serious or catastrophic personal injuries, commercial disputes between closely held companies, professional administrative or regulatory action, and a variety of matters involving the rights of public employees. Jimmy also has broad experience in matters involving the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries.

However, Jimmy's practice is not defined by a particular area of law or subject matter; instead, he focuses on representing good people – ranging from families and individuals to closely held companies and professional organizations such as the Arizona Court Reporters Association – who need responsive legal guidance and creative solutions

His mission is to counsel his clients about their options and to work together to achieve their goals. Put differently, Jimmy seeks to help his clients find cost-effective and practical solutions to serious problems.

 

Licensed for 12 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/05/2021

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact James

Honor Law Group, PLLC
1850 N. Central Avenue
Suite 1150
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, Informed, and Ethical,
Jimmy represented me in a personal injury case. His professional and compassionate handling made the process easy and left me feeling empowered after trauma. Should I ever find myself in need of a lawyer with his skills again, I will look to Jimmy first.
Posted by John | July 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy
James handled a matter for my wife and me. It was an experience that exceeded our expectations. He is trustworthy, honest, does exactly what he says he will do, and is an effective advocate inside and outside of the courtroom. He is aggressive when he needs to be, but he is always pragmatic and solutions-oriented. And he's not afraid of going to trial and fighting for you (he's very skilled inside of a courtroom). He promptly returns phone calls and emails, understands the law, and will give you candid feedback, even if it is not what you want to hear. You can always count on James to give you an honest opinion and to represent your interests with enthusiasm. I strongly recommend James and would not hesitate to hire him again.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2014
Counsel on Employment Contract
My wife and I had done quite a bit of research as to the ins and outs of the laws pertaining to an employment contract. As a result, the further we researched, the more questions we had, so we finally decided we needed professional input. We contacted James Cool and made an appointment for an after-business-hours telephone call. Within 30 minutes of our conversation, Mr. Cool had not only answered all of our questions but answered using practical examples that were easily absorbed. He showed great attention to detail and instilled a high level of trust. His demeanor was professional yet quite personable. My wife and I felt as if a giant weight had been lifted off of our shoulders. Based on our experience, we highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2011
Consider Mr. Cool for Representation
Originally, I had a different attorney that represented me in an employment matter. The attorney was unable to represent me because of unforeseen circumstances. I was fortunate enough to be represented by Mr. Cool. Mr. Cool proved to be an individual of his word: he maintained contact with me continuously while he assertively addressed the matter and did not take action unless I was comfortable. I believe that he was honest during his interactions with me regardless of the information that he was providing to me was difficult to process, accept and act upon. My matter was quickly resolved in a non-hostile manner, which made my interactions with individuals at work less difficult. Mr. Cool is an attorney that I would not hesitate to contact with any matters in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Honor Law Group, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Trial Attorney
  • Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Adjunct Faculty--Barrett Honors College
  • Arizona State University
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Making Employers Prove Their Claims
  • All Discipline Reversed

Associations

  • Fellow
  • ABA Law Practice Division
  • 2013 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Members
  • 2009 - Present
  • Arizona School for the Arts
  • High School Mock Trial Coach
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Sun Devil Undergraduate Mock Trial at Arizona State
  • Associate Head Coach
  • 2007 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Four-Time Top 40 under 40 Selectee
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Four-Time Rising Star
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Arizona Pro Bono Attorney
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
  • 2013
  • Most Outstanding Oral Advocate
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2010
  • Order of the Barristers
  • International Order of the Barristers
  • 2010
  • Highest Pro-Bono Distinction (1200+ hours)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2010
  • Jenckes Cup Closing Argument Competition Champion
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Oplinger Closing Argument Competition Champion
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • 2009
  • Berch Scholar
  • Rebecca and Michael Berch
  • 2009
  • Trial Advocacy Scholarship
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2008
  • Oplinger Closing Argument Competition Champion
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Trial Magazine
  • Doing Well By Doing Good: Re-thinking Your Marketing One Relationship At a Time
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Litigation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jimmy. Talented. Advocate."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jimmy for over seven years now. He has been a great coach, a wise mentor, a good friend, and a valuable colleague. Jimmy is one of the most creative attorneys I know when it comes to trial strategy. His ideas and his ways of thinking are truly remarkable. He is also one of the most polished and persuasive oral advocates I know. His accomplishments and awards speak for themselves. He works hard, he truly cares about people, and you should feel very comfortable if your case is in his hands."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"I have known James for more than 8 years now. He has always proven himself as an incredibly bright and dedicated advocate with an undeniable passion for justice. He is always the first attorney in Arizona to whom I bring my questions and referrals."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Attorney Cool. He is one of the brightest and most attentive lawyers I have had the pleasure of meeting."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bright. Honest. Hard working. Jimmy is a credit to the profession. I'd hire him in an instant. /s/ Ward Merdes"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Jimmy in his capacity as both coach of ASU Mock Trial and as a Board Candidate for the AMTA, and in both found him to be very hard working, prepared, and personable. Given some of the other endorsements on his profile, it looks like he handles his law practice in the same manner, and I would absolutely recommend and/or refer clients to his practice."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Cool for three years, so I have been able to see his dedication to the practice of law. He has worked tirelessly to become a strong litigator and I have been very impressed with his advocacy skills. Mr. Cool can be trusted to handle cases professionally and competently. I endorse James Cool."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A hard worker by nature, Jimmy is the type of lawyer who will stay late and lose sleep to find the best solution for his client. I routinely seek his feedback on my own cases. I trust his skill. I trust his judgment. I trust his talent. He is always prepared. He has expert level knowledge in the areas of law he practices. He is also, in my opinion, the best Arizona trial lawyer of his generation."
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