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James Cone (“Jim”) is a trial lawyer with experience in more than 30 cases tried to verdict.  He is a member of the Trial and Global Disputes specialty team focusing on the trial of products liability cases.  Most recently, Jim has served as a second chair trial counsel on behalf of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a de-certified class of product liability cases in the State of Florida.  In addition to his trial work, he is heavily involved in the management and defense of these cases for R.J. Reynolds.

Jim is a U.S. Army Veteran, completed Army Airborne and Air Assault training, and has interned in the Pentagon.  Jim’s legal career began as a Captain in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  One of his first assignments was as a trial counsel/military prosecutor.  While in the Army, Jim also spent several years in the Business Law Department at the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Michigan.  He has experience with the federal acquisition regulations and government contract law and regularly advised on all areas of federal procurement law including solicitations, contract awards, fiscal law, source selections and bid protests.

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Credentials

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, summa cum laude

B.S., Central Michigan University, summa cum laude

Florida

Georgia

Michigan

Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Intern, Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Basic Parachutist Badge (Airborne Wings) and Air Assault Badge


United States Army

Distinguished Military Graduate (US Army ROTC 1999)

Dean Charles King Fellowship (MSU College of Law Merit Scholarship)

Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal, US Army

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Basic Parachutist Badge (Airborne Wings) and Air Assault Badge


United States Army

Distinguished Military Graduate (US Army ROTC 1999)

Dean Charles King Fellowship (MSU College of Law Merit Scholarship)

Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal, US Army

Credentials

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, summa cum laude

B.S., Central Michigan University, summa cum laude

Florida

Georgia

Michigan

Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Intern, Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Basic Parachutist Badge (Airborne Wings) and Air Assault Badge


United States Army

Distinguished Military Graduate (US Army ROTC 1999)

Dean Charles King Fellowship (MSU College of Law Merit Scholarship)

Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal, US Army

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Close

Recognition

Basic Parachutist Badge (Airborne Wings) and Air Assault Badge


United States Army

Distinguished Military Graduate (US Army ROTC 1999)

Dean Charles King Fellowship (MSU College of Law Merit Scholarship)

Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal, US Army