James & Hoffman provides comprehensive representation and counsel, nationally and locally, to labor organizations, union leaders and workers under the many different federal, state and local laws governing organizing, collective bargaining, contract enforcement, working conditions and internal union affairs. Our lawyers have been involved in a broad range of industry sectors, including mining, building and construction, trucking, airline, maritime, health care, telecommunications and education, as well as law enforcement and other aspects of federal, state and local government. We have extensive, in-house familiarity with the operations and institutional concerns of labor organizations, and as outside counsel we regularly advise and team with Legal Departments and staff as needs arise.
Our lawyers provide creative litigation support to organizing drives, strikes, corporate campaigns and negotiations. As a small and collegial firm, made up of hands-on advocates, we tailor our litigation teams to serve each client’s needs in the most cost-effective way.
James & Hoffman takes pride in the quality of our litigation services. We have experience prosecuting and defending a wide variety of labor cases in federal and state forums throughout the country, before trial courts and juries, appellate courts, arbitrators, the National Labor Relations Board and other administrative agencies. Our lawyers provide creative litigation support to organizing drives, strikes, corporate campaigns and negotiations. As a small and collegial firm, made up of hands-on advocates, we tailor our litigation teams to serve each client’s needs in the most cost-effective way. All labor litigation, whether complex or routine, deserves and receives the firm’s close attention and management. But while forcefully defending our clients’ interests, our lawyers remain committed to responsible dispute resolution at every stage, recognizing that the best outcome may be a prompt, negotiated solution that benefits all parties.
James & Hoffman also specializes in handling a wide range of non-litigation projects of all kinds for labor clients. Here, again, our flexibility and teamwork allows us to meet a wide range of needs, large and small, whether the situation calls for rapid turnaround or long-term support. Among other things, we draft and negotiate agreements; provide legal support to internal union tribunals and conventions; participate in rulemakings and hearings; develop and respond to legislation; conduct or support investigations; provide education and training for union representatives and members; and make experienced partners available on-call. Our firm is deeply committed to the labor movement, and we welcome the opportunity to assist unions and labor professionals in all aspects of their work.