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James S. Witcher, III practices in the field of civil litigation. He represents clients in the areas of commercial law, business torts, maritime law, banking, insurance coverage law and environmental law.

James was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated cum laude from Birmingham Southern College in 1990 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He was a member of Sigma Tau Delta.

James obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1995. At the University of Alabama, James served as acting Editor-in-Chief of the Law and Psychology Review. He was a member of the Bench and Bar Honor Society and was elected Associate Justice to the Honor Court. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and the Atlanta Claims Association.

James strives to serve the needs of his clients by understanding their goals. He has represented a variety of businesses with different needs and concerns. Representative clients range from large multi-state banks to locally held businesses. He has handled numerous cases in the state and federal court systems from the beginning of the litigation process through trial and appeal. He has also represented clients in various arbitration forums.


  • Alabama State Bar, 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama


  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1995, Acting Editor-in-Chief, Law and Psychology Review, 1994—95
  • B.S., Birmingham-Southern College, cum laude, 1990

Additional Information

Civic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Independent Presbyterian Church
  • Leadership Vestavia Hills

Publications and  Presentations

  • Quoted in: “When Data Balloons, So Can Law Costs,” Business Alabama (August 2017).


  • Martindale-Hubbell® Rated