Expertise born from experience

Our law office understands that when people hire an attorney, they are often experiencing very stressful situations. These people need someone who cares about them and doesn't simply go through the motions. 


With roots in public interest, and public policy, criminal justice and public diplomacy James Mayes has a record of commitment, excellence and innovation. His law practice is guided by progressive values and communitarian ideals. Through his practice he has served as an advocate and legal counsel for neighborhood and community development. Additionally he actively supports the public diplomacy initiatives of the United States Department of State and is engaged internationally.


Interdisciplinarity. Contemporary law practice requires knowledge and competencies from a variety of fields. It is not uncommon for attorneys to be credentialed in multiple disciplines. Interdisciplinarity allows attorneys to better serve diverse clients, address multifaceted legal issues and to be engaged in rapid technological growth and globalization. Attorney James Mayes possesses a unique set of academic credentials, professional expertise and employment experiences. His practice brings to bear social science research, legal advocacy, institutional management and diplomatic skills. He is a retired tenured professor in the field of criminal justice and former corrections professional.


Collaboration. Occasionally, the size and complexity of legal matters requires additional intellectual and physical labor. Attorney James Mayes has an excellent record of working collaboratively with other lawyers and professionals. Furthermore he has many years of experience working as the local counsel for national legal advocates.


Global. Attorney James Mayes has more than twenty years of experience of working on educational and cultural exchange programs for the United States Department of State. As a professional member of these public diplomacy initiatives he has met and established relationships with legal professionals from around the world. As a result of his public diplomacy work he has participated in numerous seminars at theFederalJudicialCenter, theNationalJudicialCollege, theNationalCenter for State Courts, the Institute for the Study and Development of Legal Systems (Boalt Hall School of Law), the Justice Management Institute (Denver), Institute for Global Ethics and the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy.


Public Interest Advocacy. Attorney James Mayes has several years of experience as a public interest and public policy advocate. His experience includes, public outreach and technical assistance, research and serving as a board member. He has worked for the National Center for Policy Alternatives, the Conference on Alternative State and Local Policy and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Study. He has been a board member of the National Association of Neighborhoods and the East Market Street Development Corporation.

eceive high-quality legal services, but also the reassurance they deserve.

For many years, James P. Mayes, Esquire has been providing expert legal assistance with an experienced team of specialized attorneys. We have specialized in many different fields of law in the process and place great value on quality and respectability.


Overview: What our legal practice offers

  • We have many years of experience in various fields of law
  • We provide expert advice and representation by specialized attorneys
  • We return phone calls within one business day
  • We provide honest assessments of cases, whether good or bad
  • We perform all work with the highest level of care and attention to detail


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