James John Dailey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1986. He served as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves until 1994 and held a U.S. Coast Guard third mate’s license, unlimited tonnage.
He has sailed around the world on various commercial and naval vessels. Upon arriving in Mobile, Alabama, in 1987, he was privileged to work as a summer clerk for the late U.S. District Court Judge Daniel H. Thomas.
In 1989, he graduated from Tulane University School of Law and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to work for the law firm of Palmer, Biezup & Henderson on such notable cases as the Exxon Valdez disaster.
In 1991, Jim moved back to Mobile and worked with a large law firm on a variety of cases. In 1998, he opened up his own practice thanks to the support from local attorneys and judges.
Jim has tried numerous civil cases – wrongful death, car wrecks, truck wrecks, premises liability, insurance disputes, warranty, construction, product liability, workers’ comp, dram shop, toxic torts, business disputes, nursing home abuse, maritime – and criminal cases (death penalty, DUI, etc.).