James L. Williams

James L. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams, P.C.
 | 1221 East Osborn Road, Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602-277-7000
Fax: 602-277-8663
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

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. James also coaches competition mock trial teams for Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

About James Williams

Admitted: 2008, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://schmittschneck.com/james-williams/

Honors/Awards:

  • Abner McCall Evidence Award, Baylor Law School
  • "Top Gun" Trial Advocacy Tournament – Finalist, 2nd Place, Baylor Law School
  • Fraley and Fraley Mock Trial Award, Baylor Law School
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mock Trial Team – National Champions, American Association for Justice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • James has served on the Executive Counsel of the Religious Liberty Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona since the inception of the Section., 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Aspect Systems, Inc. v. Lam Research Corporation - Trial and appellate counsel for plaintiff corporation in federal jury trial awarding $4,526,500 in damages (exclusive of interests, costs, and fees) in breach of contract dispute and Ninth Circuit appeal therefrom – Aspect Systems, Inc. v. Lam Research Corporation, 404 Fed. Appx. 136 (9th Cir. 2010)(included in Arizona Attorney’s 2014 publication of Top 100 Jury Verdicts of the Last Decade), 2008

Educational Background:

  • 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., 1999
  • 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., 2008
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Office Location for James L. Williams

1221 East Osborn Road
Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ 85014

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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