Charles E. "Chuck" James, Jr.
His recent tenure as Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia gave Chuck James special insight and helped him form relationships with various state government leaders. Any business owner knows that the government regularly affects his business at some level. Because of his experience, Chuck focuses his practice on litigation and state agency relations and investigations involving attorneys general throughout the country, including all 50 states plus territories.
Businesses requiring assistance with matters involving state agencies and attorneys general need guidance. Chuck James is one of the professionals who can provide that guidance. His tenure with the office of the Attorney General of Virginia afforded him the opportunity to get to know attorneys general and their chief deputies across the country. These relationships are invaluable to those who need insight into those offices.
Chuck is aware of the nuances of each attorney general's office -- those with elected AGs and those with appointed AGs. The protocol of dealing with each such office comes naturally to Chuck, due to his experience working in the Virginia AG's office and working with other offices. Business owners depend on him to navigate those issues for them.
Chuck has extensive litigation experience, having argued numerous cases dealing with constitutional issues stemming from white collar, immigration, violent crime and narcotics cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also assists our government advocacy group with special projects of concern to our clients. He previously served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia's Richmond and Alexandria Divisions and the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Washington, D.C.
Having handled hundreds of federal cases as lead trial counsel, Chuck has extensive courtroom experience, as well as experience investigating and prosecuting cases including conspiracy, embezzlement, public corruption, violent crime, money laundering and fraud.
Chuck has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine and as one of the "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine.
He is admitted to practice in Virginia and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer.
Chuck is a graduate of the University of Virginia and received his law degree from Washington and Lee University.