Tomberlin, James

Staff Attorney

Before joining Appellate Advocates, James Tomberlin worked in the Supreme Court & Appellate group of a large international law firm. In his pro bono practice at the firm, James represented indigent clients in criminal appeals and was also a member of a team that won a unanimous 9-0 ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States ensuring that children with disabilities who were denied a free and appropriate public-school education can pursue all available remedies under federal anti-discrimination law.

James graduated in the top 10% of his class from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he wrote an award-winning article about sheriffs and the institutional barriers to holding them accountable.  After graduation, he clerked for Judge Eric L. Clay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.