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James Law is a shareholder in Reinhart’s Litigation Practice, where he serves as a passionate advocate for clients and their businesses. As an experienced member of Reinhart’s highly effective litigation team, James focuses on helping clients meet their goals through patent and intellectual property litigation, product liability claims, civil rights litigation and commercial litigation.

Clients navigating regulatory issues involving product labeling, warranties and California Proposition 65 turn to James for practical advice and solutions. He’s also experienced in antitrust and trade regulation, including defending clients against claims of group boycott and other conspiracies in restraint of trade.

James’ practice spans the country, and his technical knowledge of applicable state laws helps clients make informed, strategic decisions. He’s straightforward, efficient and persuasive, dedicated to providing clients with personalized service and results-oriented representation.

Despite having a severe congenital hearing impairment, James is an excellent communicator and listener, which he has demonstrated through his skillful oral and written advocacy on behalf of his clients. As a result, he’s especially empathetic to others with disabilities or other similar limitations.

Prior to joining Reinhart, James interned for the Hon. Rudolph T. Randa, U.S. District Court, Eastern District in Milwaukee, and the Hon. John L. Coffey, Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. After law school, he completed a judicial clerkship for the Hon. William C. Griesbach of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District in Green Bay.

James is very involved in his children’s school and church activities and enjoys golfing, reading, traveling and spending time outdoors.


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • M.A., Marquette University Graduate School
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • SD3, LLC and SawStop, LLC v. Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc., et al., No. 14-C-191, 2016 WL 6093488 (E.D. Va. October 18, 2016) (Summary judgment dismissing remainder of the SawStop case)
  • SD3, LLC v. Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., No. 1:14-cv-191, 2014 WL 3500674 (E.D. Va. July 15, 2014), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 801 F.3d 412 (4th Cir. 2015)
  • Involved with cases regarding product liability, antitrust and trade regulation, patent and intellectual property and contract disputes
  • In a representative matter concerning a supply agreement dispute, successfully obtained dismissal of a Canadian distributor on a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.  See Priority Envtl. Sols., Inc. v. Stevens Co., No. 15-CV-871-JPS, 2015 WL 9274016 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 18, 2015).

Honors & Affiliations


  • "Ones to Watch" by Best Lawyers in America (2024, 2023, 2022, 2021)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers - Rising Star Edition
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association liaison to the Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Art Museum Friends of Art, Board of Directors
  • Milwaukee Justice Center volunteer
  • Marquette Law Review, former Articles Editor and Symposium Editor
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society

News & Insights


  • Presenter, "California’s Proposition 65 Warning Labels: How to Comply with Updated Regulations," Reinhart CLE Seminar (November 2016)
  • Co-presenter, "Preparing Corporate Witnesses for Depositions," Wisconsin Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Conference (May 2015)
  • "Answering Complaints," Milwaukee Bar Association CLE (April 2015)
  • Co-presenter, "U.S. Dispute Resolution for Foreign Businesses," Reinhart Webinar (May 2014)