James Cool

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Honor Law Group, PLLC
 | 4450 S. Rural Road, Suite C-220
Phoenix, AZ 85282-7020
Phone: 602-282-0223
Fax: 888-651-1270
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil litigator, James Cool is a principal at Honor Law Group. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, he provides assistance to clients throughout the state in a variety of matters, including business disputes, the representation of public safety employees in collective bargaining negotiations, and plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Cool has obtained favorable results in these types of matters, including a $600,000 settlement for a client who was seriously injured in a rear-end collision.

Mr. Cool is a 2007 graduate of The University of Arizona, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English education. Remaining in the state, he attended the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and earned his Juris Doctor in 2010. While there, Mr. Cool was a winner of the annual Jenckes Closing Argument Competition, part of the school's Moot Court Program. He was inducted into the Order of the Barristers upon graduation. Mr. Cool spent nearly six years as an associate with an Arizona civil litigation firm before joining Honor Law Group in June 2016. Admitted to practice in Arizona, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Mr. Cool remains tied to his law school alma mater by coaching Moot Court competition teams and teaching courses in legal advocacy. His professional memberships include the Arizona Association for Justice and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Arizona. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, he has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Cool has also been selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 every year since 2012.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (30%)

Business Litigation (20%): Non-Compete Agreements

Personal Injury - General (20%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Administrative Law (10%): Licensing

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Arbitration, Mediation, Licensing, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019

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About James Cool

Admitted: 2010, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.aztrialattorneys.com/jamescool

Honors/Awards:

  • Rising Stars Honoree, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Rising Stars Honoree, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2016
  • Rising Stars Honoree, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Rising Stars Honoree, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Top Pro Bono Attorney, Honoree, Arizona Foundation for Level Services and Education, 2013
  • 40 under 40 (Arizona), The National Trial Lawyers, 2012-2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal District of Arizona
  • Arizona
  • State Bar of Arizona: Young Lawyers Division
  • National Trial Lawyers: Business Torts Specialty Association
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Youth Mentoring Board, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law: Founder and Past Executive Director
  • Consultant, American Intercollegiate Moot Court Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Maricopa County Bar Association: Volunteer Lawyers Program

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Arizona State University Legal Psychology Research Lab: Guest Lecturer on Trial Advocacy
  • “Doing Well by Doing Good: Re-Thinking Your Marketing One Relationship at a Time,” Trial Magazine, August 2009
  • Presenter, “When FMLA Leaves Become an ADA Reasonable Accommodation”
  • “The Power of Punctuation,” Arizona Court Reporters Association Annual Convention, September 2015
  • Arizona School for the Arts High School Mock Trial: Coach, 2010 State Champions, 2011 Runners-Up
  • Arizona State University Undergraduate Mock Trial: Coach, 2010 National Finalists, 2011 Regional Champions
  • Barrett Summer Scholars Program, Arizona State University: Legal Advocacy Instructor, 2008-2011
  • Arizona State University/Aiken Schenk Collegiate Trial Advocacy Showcase: Coordinator, 2011-2012
  • Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University: Adjunct Faculty, 2008-2012
  • Collegiate Scholars Program, Arizona State University: Legal Advocacy Instructor
  • Coach, Jenckes Cup Competition, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 2010-Present

Representative Clients:

  • General Counsel, Arizona Court Reporters Association , 2017

Educational Background:

  • University of Arizona, B.A., English Education

Industry Groups

  • Court Reporting
  • Medical Marijuana Producers And Dispensaries
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Office Location for James Cool

4450 S. Rural Road
Suite C-220
Phoenix, AZ 85282-7020

Phone: 602-282-0223

Fax: 888-651-1270

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Last Updated: 11/5/2018

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