John James

John James attorney


John D. James was born in St. Charles, Missouri. John received his B.A. from Tulane University with a major in English Literature. John graduated summa cum laude.

John received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University School of Law. He graduated as a member of Order of the Coif, which is an honor bestowed on students who are in the top 10% of their class. He was also a member Tulane’s Law Review. John gained courtroom experience through Tulane’s Criminal Clinic and while working as an intern for the Lincoln County Public Defender’s Office.

John has received the honor of being named one of Missouri’s Top 40 Under 40 attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers. This honor is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a criminal defense trial lawyer. The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is comprised of America’s top trial attorneys 40 years of age and under. John is now part of this elite group of lawyers.  John was selected to the Super Lawyers Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars List 2017-2022.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Trial
  • Workers Compensation
  • Felony
  • Misdemeanor


Tulane University School of Law, 2008
Honors: Order of the Coif, Law Review

Tulane University, 2005, B.A.
Honors: summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Major: English Literature
Minor: History

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2008
  • U.S. Federal Court, 2008

Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers

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