|Admission Details||1998, Tennessee; 1999, Alabama and Mississippi|
|Education||University of Mississippi, B.A.; University of Memphis, J.D.|
|Additional Bio Details||James D. Harper?s practice is devoted to general civil litigation with a focus on employment litigation, civil rights law, and business law. |
James is an Oxford, Mississippi native who graduated from Oxford High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in Psychology. Shortly after graduation from Ole Miss, he married Julie Golden, and they moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
While in Memphis, James attended and later graduated from the Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law at the University of Memphis. While in law school, he served as a member of the Moot Court Board and received the Dean's Distinguished Service Award and the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in the area of Pension Planning and Welfare Benefits.
Upon graduation from law school, James took a position with Weintraub, Stock, Bennett, Grisham and Underwood, P.C. in Memphis, Tennessee, a law firm specializing exclusively in labor and employment law. After his wife's acceptance of a four year medical residency at UAB, James moved his practice to Birmingham, Alabama, where he established Harper Law Firm in the downtown area. He later moved back to Mississippi and founded Stroud & Harper in DeSoto County. In founding the firm, he sought to join the ideas of developing long lasting professional relationships while providing clients with a wide range of quality legal services at a reasonable price. After practicing for 7 years in his DeSoto County law firm, Mr. and Mrs. Harper decided to move their family back to Oxford. In January of 2010, James opened up his solo practice located at 829 North Lamar Blvd., Suite 8, Oxford, Mississippi.
James is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Mississippi, all Mississippi Federal Courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Tennessee, the Western District of Tennessee of the U.S. District Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Alabama Supreme Court, and the Northern and Middle districts of the U.S. District Court in Alabama. He has also held membership in the Mississippi Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, The Tennessee Bar Association, the Memphis Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.