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James M. Andris Jr.

Associate

James joined Anapol Weiss in 2019.  Although he focuses his practice on products liability, mass tort, and class action litigation, he has experience with most personal injury claims.

Before joining Anapol, James spent three years defending automobile manufacturers, industrial equipment manufacturers, playground equipment manufacturers, construction companies, nightclubs, white-collar professionals, and trampoline parks in lawsuits across the country.  He changed his career’s trajectory after a family member suffered a near-death experience at the hands of an inattentive surgeon.  James now uses the knowledge and skills that he developed as a defense attorney to further the claims of injured individuals.

He has also worked for every level of the state judiciary system.  Immediately after he graduated with honors from William & Mary Law School, he clerked for three New Jersey trial judges.  As a law school student, he served as a judicial extern for a judge on the Virginia Court of Appeals and a justice on the Virginia Supreme Court.  These mentors taught James how to effectively argue in any jurisdiction.

During his tenure at William & Mary, James presented environmental and health law papers at academic conferences, advocated for veterans whose disability applications had been unjustly denied, and served as a staff member and contributing author to the William & Mary Law Review.  His publication analyzed human exposure to volatile organic compounds emitted from electronics and suggested that the government regulate such exposure.  Additionally, James competed with the William & Mary National Trial Team.  He considers himself fortunate to have learned from one of the most talented litigators alive today.