Prior to joining Reinhart, James interned for the Honorable Rudolph T. Randa, U.S. District Court; Eastern District in Milwaukee; and the Honorable John L. Coffey, Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit during law school. After law school, he completed a judicial clerkship for the Honorable William C. Griesbach of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District in Green Bay.
James N. Law is an attorney in Reinhart’s Litigation Practice as a core part of a team of highly effective attorneys. James has experience with a variety of civil litigation matters including patent and IP litigation, product liability claims, civil rights litigation, and commercial litigation. James also assists clients with regulatory issues involving product labeling, warranties, and California Proposition 65. James also practices in the area of antitrust and trade regulation, including defending clients against claims of group boycott and other conspiracies in restraint of trade.
In addition to his skills as a knowledgeable and persuasive advocate in trial proceedings, James provides practical solutions to complex legal issues. As an attorney, James is dedicated to providing his clients with personalized service and results-oriented legal representation. With the last name Law, James’ profession appears to be a natural fit and one that he has lived up to as he consistently offers unparalleled legal advice and representation.
J.D., summa cum laude, Marquette University Law School
M.A., Marquette University Graduate School
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- 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
- Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
- Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association liaison to the Seventh Circuit Bar Association
- 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
- 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)
39 Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart) attorneys are recognized as Wisconsin “Super Lawyers” and 17 are recognized as “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.”
Reinhart clients and attorneys prevailed in a significant, closely watched case on Oct. 18 when a Virginia federal judge dismissed an antitrust suit on summary judgment two days before the final pretrial conference.
Reinhart hosted a CLE Series geared toward in-house counsel, but applicable to a variety of business professionals. The series included three days of complimentary seminars/webinars presented by Reinhart attorneys.
Businesses selling and manufacturing products in California should prepare now to provide even more detail regarding certain identified chemicals on their product warning labels in compliance with changes to Proposition 65. Although these new requirements do not go into effect until August 30, 2018, failure to prepare for the new regulations will may expose businesses to potential citizen suits
Understanding manufacturing and distribution issues associated with California Proposition 65.
A discussion of the pros and cons of litigation in court as compared to resolving cases by mediation or arbitration, as part of Reinhart’s webinar series, U.S. Legal Issues for Foreign Businesses in the United States.
A discussion of inbound U.S. tax planning techniques and the impact of U.S. estate and gift tax regimes, as part of Reinhart’s webinar series, U.S. Legal Issues for Foreign Businesses in the United States.
A discussion of immigration issues when transferring or hiring employees and establishing U.S. offices or enterprises, as part of Reinhart’s webinar series, U.S. Legal Issues for Foreign Businesses in the United States.
A discussion of avenues into the U.S. markets, terms and conditions, foreign ownership restrictions and regulatory authorities, as part of Reinhart’s webinar series, U.S. Legal Issues for Foreign Businesses in the United States.