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Currently engaged in part-time practice of law in Maryland. Will add Estates and Trusts practice area in January 2023.


Retired tenured professor, serving both as Interim Chair of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice and Director of Criminal Justice. Returned to full-time legal practice spring 2018.


Served as Chair, Interim Citizens Police Review Committee (ICPRC) Greensboro, North Carolina (2015 - 2016).


Three judge panel rules for State in Fletcher et al. v. Lamone et al. in December 2012. State of Maryland's redistricting plan for congressional districts to remain in place. Counsel for Republicans, Holtzman Vogel, PLLC, file appeal with United States Supreme Court. Fannie Lou Hamer Political Action Committee organizes petition to politically challenge redistricting plan.


United States District Court convenes three judge panel to hear Maryland congressional redistricting case. Hearing set for December 20, 2011. Court rejects Defendant's motions to dismiss. Several amicus briefs filed on prison gerrymandering issue. 



Attorney James Mayes is the local attorney in Patricia Fletcher, et al. v. Linda H. Malone, et al., a federal action challenging the congressional redistricting plan of Maryland (2011).


Attorney James Mayes lectures for the fifth year to the REAL Entrepreneurship program on business formations. The REAL Entrepreneurship program is sponsored by the East Market Street Development Corporation. The lecture was presented on October 31, 2011


Federal Courts Advised: Check Attorney's Credentials
Federal courts nationwide are being advised to do more to make sure the people who seek permission to represent clients in them are in fact licensed lawyers.


Most Class Action Plaintiffs Don't Seek Certification

A recent study shows that plaintiffs in most diversity cases never asked a judge to "certify a class" of those covered in the suit. 


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