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James began his law career in complex commercial litigation at Brown & Bain (now Perkins Coie) in Phoenix, Arizona. He later joined Scalley & Reading in Salt Lake City, Utah where he continued practicing law in commercial litigation and added general business to his practice areas. During that time James served as the Command Judge Advocate in the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) of the Army National Guard where he advised Army officers and soldiers in the areas of family law, small business law, and basic estate planning. He was promoted to the rank of Major, earned his jump wings at the US Army jump school at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and was recognized by the Army for his meritorious service.
James has been a member of the law faculties of the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, Concord University Law School, and the University of North Dakota Law School, where he also served as the Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program. As a law professor, James has enjoyed designing and teaching courses in legal research and writing, the legal process, appellate advocacy, torts, trial advocacy, and contracts. James has continued his love for teaching the law as a faculty member for attorney seminars on the subjects of business law and contracts law in addition to volunteering his time as a guest teacher at local schools on "Law Day."
As a partner at the Henderson, Nevada law firm of Peel Brimley LLP, his practice areas included corporate and business law, contractor regulatory compliance and licensing, and contracts law. Now, as the managing attorney of Claflin Law Ltd in Las Vegas, Nevada, James continues practicing in these areas along with family law. James also donates his time to pro-bono cases and "Ask a Lawyer" clinics through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services.
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- Construction Law Section
- Family Law Section
- Solo and Small Practice Section