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James Lawrence Williams

Litigation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 1 year
    Texas - TX 9 years
    Arizona - AZ 15 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State CO
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

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Practice areas

James L. Williams is a director and shareholder of the law firm of Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams, P.C.  He focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, business law, products liability litigation, and dispute resolution.

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation | Dispute Resolution | Business Law | Business Transactions 

EDUCATION

James earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Baylor University in 2008. While at Baylor, he was a member of the National Championship 2007 AAJ Mock Trial Team, the 2008 AAJ Mock Trial Team, and the Order of the Barristers. He earned second place in Baylor’s "Top Gun" Trial Advocacy competition and was named a Top 10 Speaker in Baylor’s 2006 Intramural Moot Court Competition. James received the Abner McCall Evidence Award as well as the Fraley and Fraley Mock Trial Award. He served as Vice President of the Federalist Society for Baylor Law School. James graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and was a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

PERSONAL INTERESTS / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

James and his wife, Julia, have been married since 2004 and have two children. James is an accomplished musician and photographer. For more than ten years, he has served as a worship leader and musician for church youth, college, and young adult retreats. He has also produced and performed on numerous albums and in countless live shows. James was a professional photographer before obtaining his law degree, and his images have been featured in widespread publications and galleries. James is also active in his church.

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Location

Schmitt Schneck Even & Williams, P.C.
1221 E Osborn Rd Ste 105
Phoenix, AZ, 85014

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Reviews

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Posted by Kathy | March 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Credit to the Profession
I've had the pleasure of working with James on several complex litigation matters and he is the consummate professional. He is skilled, knowledgeable, conscientious, ethical and always well prepared. On top of that, he's extremely easy to work with and an overall great guy. I HIGHLY recommend James for any commercial/litigation matter.
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Posted by Bailey | September 29, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Above and beyond wonderful
James is an incredible person and lawyer. He went above and beyond for me during a time that was one of the worst situations to happen to me professionally. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him and his team again in the future. And I continue to recommend James to my friends and family.
Posted by Mark | September 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Commercial Leasing Mess
I hired James to assist in untangling a big mess regarding leasing of a church property. My wife and I had co-signed on the original lease for the property as board member. We subsequently resigned from the board, the church extended the lease and then vacated the property early. The leasing company sued us for the vacated lease payments. What a mess! James did a great job of patiently working with the claimants attorney negotiating through several iterations of ridiculous claims. The results was the suit was dismissed without recourse. It was a huge relief for my wife. Thank you James.
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Posted by Edward | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
knowledgeable, thourough, efficient, wise, and professional
James researched my case well, presented the facts and options within the law related to the facts, and developed alternative strategies based upon the needs of the case. He was at all times fair and realistic about the work he performed on my behalf. Would strongly recommend his services.
Posted by Wendy Burton | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James Williams
This review will not be able to fully express the gratitude I feel towards James for his support and expertise during a very difficult time for me, both on a professional and personal level. His calm and patient demeanor allowed me to be guided in the right direction with a winning solution. It takes a special kind of individual to be objective and reasuring when a lawyers services are necessary, especially when the lawsuit is fraught with emotion. He will be the calm in your storm when you need someone else to be the strength and get results. He is a powerhouse lawyer and that is why I continue to call on James when I need legal advice. If it is not in his wheelhouse of expertise, he makes sure to point me in the right direction and to help in any way he can. He is the first lawyer I recommend to anyone who ask.
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Posted by Sharon | September 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Protection at it's best
I never envisioned needing a lawyer...ever. But when I found myself in a vulnerable circumstance beyond my control, I had no option. I knew of James, and contacted him to see if he could help. I appreciated his time, honesty and integrity. During the process, I felt we were working together for a fair and proper resolution of the situation. James listened, addressed issues and concerns I had, and provided wise counsel. His well informed, well communicated position combined with patience and willing to work with the other party led to the best of all possible outcomes. Throughout the process, I felt well-protected and learned that I could relax, knowing that James was working on my behalf. I hope I never need another attorney, but if I do, I'm calling James.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Aviv Review September 2015
I have felt that Mr. Williams has consistently worked well with me and treated my case with respect. He has been fair about his time and advice; e-mails to and from, phone calls, and always letting me know in advance about costs that could be incurred so that I could weigh the course of action that I wanted to take.
Posted by Karl | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attonrey
James was a great Attorney for me to work with. his advise was spot on and he made decisions that were in my best interest as opposed to his checkbook. I would definitely hire him again.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Schmitt Schneck Even & Williams, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Schmitt Schneck
  • 2008 - 2008

Education

  • Baylor
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Texas System, Arlington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aspect Systems, Inc. v. Lam Research Corporation
  • $4,526,500 jury verdict for Plaintiff

Associations

  • Christian Legal Society
  • President of Phoenix Chapter
  • 2018 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Arizona State University Law School
  • Mock Trial Teams Coach
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Religious Liberty Law Section of State Bar of Arizona
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Federalist Society
  • Baylor Law - Vice President
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Abner McCall Evidence Award
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2008
  • Fraley and Fraley Mock Trial Award
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2008
  • Mock Trial Team – National Champions
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2007
  • "Top Gun" Trial Advocacy Tournament – Finalist, 2nd Place
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Hustle PHX
  • Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs - Q&A
  • 2017
  • Hustle PHX
  • Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs
  • 2017
  • East Valley - Christian Business Networking
  • Common Employment Law Issues for a Small Business
  • 2013
  • East Valley - Christian Business Networking
  • Practice Areas for Small Law Firm
  • 2013
  • East Valley - Christian Business Networking
  • Top 10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (15)
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Business Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I'm a 20-yr construction and business law attorney and have known and worked with James since 2010. I wholeheartedly endorse James because he is intelligent, thorough, and has always acted with integrity in our dealings."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as an excellent commercial and business attorney, and trial lawyer. He is a credit to our profession."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Friend
"James embodies the utmost integrity and professionalism, and I could not recommend him more. He is always available with a ready answer for any problem or challenge that you might be facing."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with James on several matters. He is an outstanding, talented attorney that seeks the very best for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked along side Mr. Williams on the board of a non-profit organization over the last year. He has truly been an asset to the organization and a committed colleague. He has a sharp legal mind and professional demeanor. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Phoenix Litigation Lawyer James Lawrence Williams
James Lawrence Williams
Litigation Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 15 years