While in law school, James gained extensive legal experience working as an intern with a district attorney’s office. Following law school, James worked for 17 years at a legal aid office in rural northeast Oklahoma, providing civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and senior citizens. James then worked for eight years as an appellate hearing officer presiding over unemployment insurance claim hearings. James’s current work with Spitz is in client intake.
Interview questions and answers:
What’s the most important aspect of the law to you?
Being able to use my knowledge and training for a worthwhile purpose.
Why is it important to you to represent real people instead of companies?
There is a tremendous power discrepancy in the employment relationship that favors the employer. It’s important to give employees access to top quality legal representation to try to address this imbalance.
What’s the best piece of advice you can give to anyone who is being discriminated against at work?
Don’t vent on social media. And contact a qualified employment lawyer – Spitz, The Employee’s Law Firm.
- University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Honors: with Honors
- Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Oklahoma, 1996
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
- Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson Award in Federal Courts
- Member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity