Ryan H. James

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in White Oak, PA

James Law, LLC
 | 1514 Lincoln Way, Suite 301-302
White Oak, PA 15131
Phone: 412-944-2205
Fax: 412-896-1321
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ryan James is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer who has amassed experience and results well beyond his years in practice.  Since founding James Law, LLC, a small firm located in White Oak, Pennsylvania, Ryan’s successfully tried numerous criminal and civil cases to verdict before judges and juries, including two cases alleging counts of first-degree murder, one of which resulted in a full acquittal.  Ryan has additionally won new trials for clients as post-conviction counsel in more than 60 PCRAs, and he’s been appellate counsel in numerous appeals to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, two resulting in published opinions: one advancing the law on individualized sentencing and the other clarifying the fleeing-and-eluding statute.  

Ryan’s represented clients throughout Pennsylvania including in Allegheny, Beaver, Bedford, Butler, Cambria, Chester, Crawford, Greene, Fayette, Jefferson, Mercer, Somerset, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.  He’s licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Michigan, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. To learn more about Ryan and his practice visit rhjameslaw.com.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (80%): Criminal Law

General Litigation (10%)

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Appeals

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Ryan James

Admitted: 2012, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.rhjameslaw.com/attorney/ryan-james/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and focus in the legal practice of criminal defense or civil plaintiff., Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Readers’ Choice (Silver Award) Winner-“Best Attorney", Trib Total Media, 2015
  • Readers’ Choice (Gold Award) Winner-“Best Attorney", The Daily News, 2014
  • Distinguished Student Award, Thomas M. Cooley Alumni Association, 2011
  • The Earl Dayton Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law School Grade Appeals Board, 2011
  • John D. Voelker Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, 2011
  • President's Achievement Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2011
  • The Fitzgerald Award, Thomas M. Cooley SBA, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Michigan
  • Vice-Chair (2016-17) General Member/Council (2012-Pres.)
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Assocation, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, B.A., cum laude, 2007
Office Location for Ryan H. James

1514 Lincoln Way
Suite 301-302
White Oak, PA 15131

Phone: 412-944-2205

Fax: 412-896-1321

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Last Updated: 12/13/2018

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