Randolph M. James

Randolph M. James, PC
Randolph M. James, PC
116 Spruce St N, Winston Salem, NC 27101 United States

A second-generation attorney from a family of attorneys, Randolph James was born to practice law. However, his drive remained dormant until sparked to life by a five-week stint on a Delaware criminal jury. He could not help being swayed by the allure of the courtroom and the drama that unfolded. (Three prosecution witnesses in the narcotics case were gunned down during the trial.)

Attorney James' love of the courtroom has not wavered. He has tried hundreds of cases before juries involving claims ranging from personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability to sexual harassment. In fact, he prepares every case as if it will go to trial.

Before his service on that fateful jury, Randolph James went to architect school. The math and physics aspects of his training provide a unique perspective when dealing with the technical aspects of the law. His experiences in business and working in the construction industry also afford him a significant understanding of construction defect claims and injuries to workers, as well as other types of injuries. Additionally, his skills as an amateur photographer permit him to thoroughly document his investigations.

Perhaps his most significant talent lies in aviation. As a pilot for more than 43 years, Randolph James has been able to reach clients across North Carolina and litigate cases in any courthouse in the state. He also has put his piloting abilities to charitable use, volunteering for regular Airlift Hope of America and Angel Flight transports of seriously ill patients.

His dynamic skills are widely recognized among his peers and in the judiciary. He was appointed to the first committee to study the feasibility of a State Bar Specialty Practice Area for civil trials. He also serves as a Superior Court mediator.

Attorney James is very selective in the cases he accepts. This ensures each client receives highly-focused representation from an attorney who firmly believes in the cases he litigates.

Miscellaneous Information: Member, North Carolina State Bar Committee on Personal Injury Trial Law Specialization, 1994-1997. Superior Court Mediator. Airlift Hope of America Pilot. Angel Flight Pilot. Private Pilot, Instrument Rated.

Representative Cases

Ausley v. Bishop, 515 S.E. 2d 72, 1999, N.C. App., 1999123959

Hogan v. City of Winston-Salem, 344 N.C. 728, 477 S.E. 2d 150, 1996, N.C., 1996248635

Hogan v. City of Winston-Salem, 121 N.C. App. 414. 4665 Ed 303, 1996, N.C. App., 1996047593

Investors Title Ins. Co. v. Herzig, 330 N.C. 681, 413 S.E. 2d 268, 1992, N.C., 1992030344

Triad Bank v. Educational Consultants, Inc., 405 S.E. 2d 800, 1991, N.C. App., 1991126066

Travco Hotels, Inc. v. Piedmont Natural Gas, 102 N.C. App. 659, 403 S.E. 2d 593, 1991, N.C. App., 1991088640

United Teachers Association Insurance Co. v. MacKeen & Bailey, Inc., 99 F 3d 645, 1996, 5th Cir. Tex., 1996244269

The In Porters, S.A. v. Hanes Printables, Inc., 663 F. Supp. 494, 56 USLW 2026, 1987, M.D.N.C., 1987077762

Published Works

Winston-Salem Personal Injury Attorney

Winston-Salem Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Winston-Salem Medical Malpractice Attorney

Winston-Salem Professional Malpractice Lawyer

Winston-Salem Products Liability Attorney

Practice Areas


Employment Law -- Employee

Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Sexual Harassment

Wrongful Termination -- Employee

Bar Admissions

North Carolina, 1981

U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1985

U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1985

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1991

U.S. Supreme Court, 1994


Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina

J.D. - 1981

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

B.A. - 1976

Honors: Moot Court Board

Honors: With Honors

Major: Architecture

Major: Environmental Design

Professional Associations

American Association for Justice, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Member, Committee on Personal Injury Trial Law Specialization, 1994 to 1997

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

American Bar Association, Member

National Transportation Safety Board Bar

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association


Superior Court Mediator

Airlift Hope of America Pilot

Classes & Seminars

Update on Rico, North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers, 1989 to 1989

Sanctions Under The Rules, North Carolina Bar Association, 1991 to 1991

Representative Clients

K & W Restaurants, Inc.


First Union National Bank

Nations Bank

BB&T Brower Banking & Trust Company

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