James Nortey litigates and negotiates high-stakes disputes on behalf of clients in US federal and state courts. His practice includes commercial and pro bono matters. James also provides strategic legal, business, and policy advice to clients in contested matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.
Successfully represented a multinational food, snack, and beverage enterprise in an arbitration proceeding regarding a constructive fraud and fraudulent transfer case.
Successfully represented energy consumers in rate cases before administrative agencies.
Successfully represented applicant before Department of Homeland Security US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and obtained decision for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Successfully represented low-income tenants against unscrupulous practices in housing disputes.
University of Texas, 2015, M.A., Technology Commercialization
Harvard Law School, 2011, J.D.
Baylor University, 2008, B.A., Philosophy
US Supreme Court
Awards and Affiliations
Recipient, Greater Austin Black Chamber Emerging Leader Award (2015)
Recipient, Leadership Austin: Ascendant Award (2014)
Recipient, Austin Young Lawyers Association Outstanding Lawyer Award (2014)
Recipient, Dean’s Award for Community Leadership, Harvard Law School (2011)
McBee Fellow, Austin Area Research Organization (2017)