Profile

Rob James is a litigator with a practice widely ranging from complex commercial and contract litigation to tort and products liability litigation. He also provides insurance and risk management consultation and representation to insurance companies, rental car companies and other business insureds and self-insured companies.

In the area of tort law, Mr. James has handled litigation in a variety of contexts, including nursing home liability, physician liability, vehicular accidents, product liability, real estate and construction torts, extra-contractual insurance bad faith claims, premises liability, environmental/toxic tort claims and general personal injury.

Mr. James also serves as a mediator in litigated and non-litigated claims and disputes, from relatively simple matters, to complex multi-party matters involving diverse subject matter and a wide range of types of claims.

Mr. James’ commercial and contract practice includes representation of insurance companies and businesses in insurance policy coverage matters, representation of rental car companies in various risk management and business contexts, representation of banks and other businesses in various commercial litigation contexts, and representation of individuals and businesses in general contract and commercial matters.  Mr. James also devotes a considerable portion of his practice to representing corporate and non-profit taxpayers in ad valorem tax matters, including appeals.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Oklahoma and Tulsa County Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Member

Tulsa County Bar Association Professional Responsibility Committee 2001 - 2002 and Young Lawyers Division Board 1998

Board of Advocates, University of Arkansas

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board of Directors 1999

Dean's List, University of Arkansas

National Moot Court Team (Best Brief, 3rd Overall), University of Arkansas

Order of the Barristers

Regional Negotiation Team, University of Arkansas 1994

Community & Professional

Tulsa County Bar Association

Arkansas Bar Association

Oklahoma Bar Association

American Bar Association (Litigation, TIPS, ADR)

Council Oak - Johnson Sontag Chapter American Inns of Court

Defense Research Institute

Oklahoma Supreme Court Certified Mediator

Advanced Mediation Certification by Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Law School

Tulsa Early Settlement Mediation Panel Member

Education

University of Arkansas, J.D., 1995; B.S.B.A., 1992

Admissions

  • Arkansas - 1996
  • Oklahoma - 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas - 2004
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. of Oklahoma - 1996
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. of Oklahoma - 1996
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. of Oklahoma - 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit - 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit - 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court - 2001
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