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Thomas W. James - Farmington Hills, MI

30101 Northwestern Highway Farmington Hills, MI 48334- 3229

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Updated: 09/07/2021

Farmington Hills Car Accidents Lawyer


Tom has been a trial attorney at Michigan Auto Law since 2004. He focuses his practice on serious truck and car collision cases. Tom was named a Michigan Association for Justice Pacesetter. This is a recognition that highlights noteworthy Michigan attorneys excelling in their fields. Tom received this award because of his work in the legal community assisting other attorneys in the field of No Fault and Truck collision cases...

About Thomas W. James

Practice Areas

  • Car Accidents 75%
  • Trucking Accidents 25%


  • 95%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2005

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice, 2004 - Present (Board Member of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section; Member of the Interstate Truck Litigation Group)
  • Michigan Association for Justice, 2004 - Present (Executive Committee Member)
  • Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan (Member)
  • American Civil Liberties Union (Member and Pro Bono volunteer)


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan, 2005
    Honors: With Honors
    Law Journal: Journal of Business and Securities Law, Editor-in-Chief
  • Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, 2001
    Major: Entrepreneurship
  • San Jose State University
    Honors: Beta Alpa Psi
    Major: Accounting

Past Positions

  • State of Michigan, Prosecutor Intern, 2004

Classes and Seminars

  • Negligent Entrustment - The Role of Corporate Liability in Trucking and Auto Cases, 71st Annual Seminar, Michigan Association for Justice, 2016 - Present
  • Truck Accident Litigation for the Car Crash Lawyer, Annual Convention, American Association for Justice, 2016 - Present
  • Obtaining No Fault Benefits for Catastrophic Injury Victims in Michigan, No Fault Summit, ICLE (Institute of Continuing Legal Education), 2016 - Present
  • How to Depose a Truck Driver, Boardwalk Seminar - Truck Accident Litigation Track, 2015 - Present
  • Winning Truck Wreck Cases: The Big Picture of What Works and What Doesn’t, Big Truck Cases Seminar, 2015 - Present
  • Voir Dire in Trucking Cases, Annual Convention, 2015 - Present
  • Environmental Disclosures: Increasing Sec Disclosure, Journal of Business and Securities Law, 2005 - Present
  • No-Fault Auto Law Speaker - Annual Convention, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section
  • No Fault Speaker, Solo and Small Business Institute
  • Staying on the Right Side of the Road – Ethical Considerations for the Big Truck Case, American Association for Justice's Annual Convention, 2020 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About Thomas W. James

Included on the 2023 Michigan list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Thomas W. James on Super Lawyers


  • Michigan Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers listing; received multiple years since 2013
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association - Justice Pacesetter, 2012
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2019 - 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2022 - Present

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30101 Northwestern Highway Farmington Hills, MI 48334- 3229


  • 248-254-8088

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