Randolph M. James

Top rated business litigation attorney in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Randolph M. James, P.C.
Randolph M. James
Randolph M. James, P.C.

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Employment & labor, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1981

Education: Wake Forest University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

Randolph M. James, P.C.

116 North Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Visit website


An attorney at Randolph M. James, P.C., Randolph M. James represents clients in North Carolina. He handles legal issues related to construction law, personal injury, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, employment law, legal malpractice and disciplinary defense and business litigation.

Mr. James has represented clients such as K & W Restaurants, Inc., and has taught seminars and classes for the North Carolina Bar Association and other professional groups. Within the legal community, he is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association.

At North Carolina State University, Mr. James graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in Environmental Design in 1976. He then attended Wake Forest University School of Law, where he graduated in 1981 with his Juris Doctor. A Superior Court mediator, he is experienced in all forms of conflict resolution but is also prepared to go to trial if necessary to get his clients the compensation they need.

Admitted to practice in the state of North Carolina, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Mr. James has been a pilot for almost three decades and uses his skills to help charitable organizations.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Employment & labor: employee, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Construction litigation: business

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Employment law - employee, Sexual harassment, Personal injury - plaintiff, Construction defects

  • 40% Business litigation
  • 30% Employment & labor: employee
  • 20% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Construction litigation: business

First Admitted: 1981, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.rmjameslaw.com/attorney/james-randolph-m/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, Committee on Personal Injury Trial Law Specialization, 1994 - 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1985
  • Certified Superior Court Mediator, 2006
  • North Carolina, 1981
  • Airlift Hope of America Pilot  
  • For Wake Forest Law Students who demonstrate excellent appellate advocacy in then a second year of law school competition. The Moot Court Board was responsible for holding the annual Stanley Cup Moot Court competition., Moot Court Board, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1980
  • Superior Court Mediator
Representative Clients:
  • Forsyth Redi-Mix (2016 - current), PF Plumbing Contractors (1983 - current), Proline Boats (2012 -current), Fountain Powerboats (2012-current), Southeast Caissons (2013 - Current)
  • K & W Restaurants, Inc.
  • Travco Hotels, Inc. v. Piedmont Natural Gas, 102 N.C. App. 659, 403 S.E. 2d 593 (N.C. App. 1991)
  • The In Porters, S.A. v. Hanes Printables, Inc., 663 F. Supp. 494, 56 USLW 2026 (M.D.N.C. 1987)
  • United Teachers Association Insurance Co. v. MacKeen & Bailey, Inc., 99 F 3d 645 (5th Cir. Tex. 1996)
  • Triad Bank v. Educational Consultants, Inc., 405 S.E. 2d 800 (N.C. App. 1991)
  • Investors Title Ins. Co. v. Herzig, 330 N.C. 681, 413 S.E. 2d 268 (N.C. 1992)
  • Hogan v. City of Winston-Salem, 121 N.C. App. 414. 4665 Ed 303 (N.C. App. 1996)
  • Hogan v. City of Winston-Salem, 344 N.C. 728, 477 S.E. 2d 150 (N.C. 1996)
  • Ausley v. Bishop, 515 S.E. 2d 72 (N.C. App. 1999)
  • Stock put breach of contract, Wake County, Wortley vs. Law Enforcement Associates Incorporation, 1.2 million plus interest of $186,000, 2011
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Winston-Salem Personal Injury Attorney, https://www.rmjameslaw.com/personal-injury/
  • Sanctions Under The Rules, North Carolina Bar Association, 1991
  • Update on Rico, North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers, 1989
  • Winston-Salem Products Liability Attorney, https://www.rmjameslaw.com/personal-injury/products-liability/
  • Winston-Salem Professional Malpractice Lawyer, https://www.rmjameslaw.com/personal-injury/professional-malpractice/
  • Winston-Salem Medical Malpractice Attorney, https://www.rmjameslaw.com/personal-injury/professional-malpractice/
  • Winston-Salem Sexual Harassment Lawyer, https://www.rmjameslaw.com/employment-law/sexual-harassment/
Educational Background:
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, B.A. in Architecture & Environmental Design with Honors and Moot Court Board, 1976
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Mirage Malibu Owners and Pilots Association (MMOPA) Board member and President (2-year term) beginning October of 2016, 2016
  • Private Pilot (1977), Instrument rating (2006) Member AOPA panel attorney, NTSB panel attorney, member Board of Directors Mirage Meridian Pilots and Owners Association (MMOPA) (2009, 2011 - present); President Elect MMOPA, 2010
  • Private pilot, IFR rating, 1977
  • Instrument rated private pilot, 1977
  • Aircraft and Owner's Pilot Association (AOPA) Panel Attorney - appointed by the AOPA to respond to inquiries from pilots who are members as part of a prepaid legal services sponsored by the AOPA, 2012
Industry Groups:
  • NC Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates For Justice

Office location for Randolph M. James

116 North Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone: 336-794-6194


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

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