James McCoy is an accomplished litigator focusing his practice on first-party and third-party no-fault insurance defense, premises liability, transportation and general negligence litigation. He has experience in all stages of litigation and has drafted and argued numerous successful motions for summary disposition in local district courts and circuit courts.

James also assists corporate clients in business law matters. He is knowledgeable in drafting and negotiating contracts and tenaciously represents his clients’ interests in dispute resolution. When necessary, James utilizes his skills as a litigator to aggressively defend the interests of his corporate clients in business law litigation. His representation of corporate clients extends to cannabis business clients, serving those operating with state-issued licenses as well as businesses providing goods and services to the industry.

Prior to joining the firm, James served as an associate at one of Michigan’s largest national firms. He has been accruing experience in the courtroom since law school, where he represented misdemeanor defendants in district court through the Criminal Trial Clinic.

James earned his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he received the Dean’s Scholarship for Excellence and Book Awards in health law and federal American Indian law.  While attending law school, he acted as associate director of the Moot Court Board of Advocates, secretary of the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers Student Chapter and was a pupil of the American Inns of Court.

James holds a B.A. in history and political science from Alma College.



  • “Insurance and the GIG Economy: The Repercussions of the Narrow Definitions Contained within the Limousine, Taxicab, and Transportation Network Company Act,” co-author, The Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law, 2020