As Lindsay Hart’s managing partner James oversees the management and development of the firm. His practice focuses on civil litigation in Oregon and Washington. He has built a national reputation for providing exceptional representation in a wide range of litigation practice areas and industries.
In the maritime arena he works with a number of maritime employers in defending claims under the general maritime law and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. In his professional liability work, James has achieved positive results through his vigorous advocacy for professionals in malpractice suits. He also provides legal advice to business on contractual issues, oversight and internal governance.
After earning his undergraduate degree, James traveled to India to work in Calcutta. When he returned, he taught kindergarten in Los Angeles before earning his law degree from the University of Oregon, where he was a member of the law review and a Wayne Morse Fellow. After law school, he was a clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals for the Honorable Virginia L. Linder. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, the Alaska State Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the Western District of Washington and the Ninth Circuit.
Through his professional achievements James has been selected by his peers to appear on the Oregon Super Lawyer list from 2018 through 2022.