James focuses his practice on intellectual property law and family law.
James graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law and was accepted to the Virginia Bar in 2019. He earned his Intellectual Property Certificate as well as the Auzville Jackson Jr. award for excellence in intellectual property.
James is excited to assist artists, business owners, and content creators with their trademark and copyright concerns.
He has expanded his practice to include assisting clients in family law matters, estate planning, and business law. Whether the case is contested or non-contested, James is committed to helping his clients pursue the best possible outcome.
Regardless of whether he’s consulting a content creator or a spouse, James will develop a creative solution to best suit the client’s needs.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. 2019
- University of Tennessee-Knoxville, B.A. 2015
- Virginia State Bar
- Eastern District of Virginia
Personal and Professional Memberships
- Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (GRIPLA)
- Lawyers for the Arts — Chair
- Virginia Bar Association
- Esports Bar Association — Attorney Member
- SkateNation Plus
Recent Articles from the Knowledge Base
Generally speaking, no. Unlike many other states, Virginia doesn’t have a formal status for legal separation during the divorce process.
In most cases, the answer is no. U.S. citizenship is not a prerequisite for registering a copyright in the United States.
Personal injury settlements count as mixed property in Virginia. This means that a portion of your settlement may go to your spouse during a divorce.
Streamers will sometimes use copyrighted material on Twitch without understanding the gravity of what they’re doing. By following a few best practices, you can avoid this fate.
It’s actually surprisingly easy to register a copyright for a new creative work. In fact, in most cases you can finish the application in less than an hour.
Figure skating often intersects with IP law in unique and interesting ways, such as when skaters choose to register a copyright for their routines.
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