David James


David James was born in Columbia, Missouri. David graduated cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a major in English Literature.

David received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. While in law school, David received the Trial Advocacy Outstanding Advocate Award.

David has had the honor of being named one of the Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers Under 40 in the State of Missouri by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He has also been named one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers organization. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an elite group of top 100 trial attorneys in the State of Missouri.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Felony
  • Misdemeanor


Southern Illinois University, Carbondale School of Law, 2007

Southeast Missouri University BA, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2008

Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Criminal Defense Association

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