James R. Moncus started as a trial lawyer at the firm in 2003 fresh out of Vanderbilt Law School. He experienced many early successes as a young lawyer, and his practice grew in a variety of areas as clients and other lawyers began to call on him to handle more complex cases.
While in law school, Jamie realized that big corporations and insurance companies have plenty of help, but that sometimes, ordinary people need someone to fight for them.
“I’m deeply committed to the principle of equal justice for all, not just the wealthy and powerful, but also the downtrodden and the disadvantaged.
Our courtrooms exist to level this playing field and to see that everyone gets fair justice under the law. The cases we handle make a difference in our communities and improve public safety,” Jamie says.
“Another extraordinarily satisfying aspect of practicing trial law, is watching juries of 12 people from all walks of life come together to deliberate on a just verdict. Most people simply don’t appreciate how hard jurors work to hear and decide these cases.
It’s often a great sacrifice, but it can also offer a tremendous reward to know that one has honored the law and done the right thing. It’s not always easy, but the experience can also change the lives of the jurors themselves.”
During his career, Jamie has tried everything from month-long aviation accident cases in federal court to personal injury, automobile and bicycle accidents, and fraud and wrongful death actions in state courts.
Some of his cases have involved copyrights, trade secrets, commercial disputes, product failures, employment contract actions, and insurance cases of all types.
Jamie enjoys living in Birmingham with his extended family, and is the uncle to a young niece and nephew. Outside of the office, Jamie enjoys the outdoors in the form of backpacking, hiking, and kayaking in addition to running, cycling, sailing, and golfing.
He dabbles in photography, and a few years ago, he reached the Summit of Mount Rainier in Washington State on a beautiful fall morning after an all-night climb.
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