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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Four-Time Rising Star||Southwest Super Lawyers||2017|
|Four-Time Top 40 under 40 Selectee||The National Trial 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|
|Highest Pro-Bono Distinction (1200+ hours)||Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||2010|
|Order of the Barristers||International Order of the Barristers||2010|
|Oplinger Closing Argument Competition Champion||Arizona Association of Defense Counsel||2009|
|Jenckes Cup Closing Argument Competition Champion||American College of Trial Lawyers||2009|
|Berch Scholar||Rebecca and Michael Berch||2009|
|Oplinger Closing Argument Competition Champion||Arizona Association of Defense Counsel||2008|
|Trial Advocacy Scholarship||American Association for Justice||2008|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Making Employers Prove Their Claims||All Discipline Reversed|
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|Trial Magazine||Doing Well By Doing Good: Re-thinking Your Marketing One Relationship At a Time||2009|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Arizona||English Education||Bachelor of Arts||2007|
Posted by John
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.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Christopher Doran, Criminal defense Attorney
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.
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