James J. Hunter

02/25/2020
James J. Hunter
Attorney

James J. Hunter

Attorney

James J. Hunter

Summary

Jim is a member of the firm’s Professional Liability, Commercial Litigation, and Trucking & Transportation Liability practice groups. He has substantial experience defending complex claims in both practice areas. As a member of the Professional Liability practice group, Jim is dedicated to protecting the rights and livelihoods of professionals serving the community. He has successfully defended claims against attorneys, architects, real estate professionals, and others. Jim also represents transportation industry clients in state and federal litigation arising out of serious trucking and personal injury accidents.

Before joining the firm, Jim worked on complex litigation and Federal white-collar criminal defense. He has experience representing clients in healthcare fraud cases, antitrust investigations, and high-profile cases including the Flint Water Crisis. Additionally, Jim served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Wayne County, Michigan, where he gained valuable trial experience.


Credentials

Education
  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D. cum laude, 2010)
  • Boston University (B.A. cum laude, 2007)
Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Professional Activities
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Sheriff’s Advisory Council
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
    • Editor-in-Chief, Professional Liability Defense Federation Annual Survey of Law
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • CLEARCorps Detroit (Executive Committee Member from 2012-2013)
Accomplishments
  • Best Lawyers of America® Ones to Watch
    • Commercial Litigation (2022)
    • Legal Malpractice Law(2022)
    • Transportation Law (2022)
    • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants (2013-2021)
  • Super Lawyers™
    • Rising Star (2019-2021)
  • DBusiness Top Lawyers
    • Legal Malpractice Law (2021)
Publications & Speaking Engagements

Back to Basics: Reducing Risk through Engagement Agreements, Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, Vol 13, Number 2 (June 2021)

Presenter, “CAUTION – Avoiding and Navigating Legal Malpractice Claims and Grievances”, Oakland County Bar Association

Presenter, ZOOMing Into the Future: Continuing Pandemic Practices, Oakland County Bar Association

Panel member, 2019 Professional Liability Defense Federation Annual Meeting, Unplugging to Recharge: An Ethical Discussion on the Benefits and Pitfalls of Today’s Technologies, Chicago, IL, September 2019

Author, Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, Vol 12 No. 2, Don’t Cross the Rubicon: When Do Settlement Tactics Go Too Far? |

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Attorney James J. Hunter Joins the Firm’s Professional Liability Group

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney James J. Hunter has joined the firm’s Professional Liability practice group. Mr. Hunter will focus his practice on the defense of claims against a wide variety of professionals, including attorneys, health care professionals, dentists, and accountants. Before joining the firm, Mr. Hunter worked on complex litigation and Federal white-collar criminal defense. He has experience representing business clients in healthcare fraud cases, wire and mail fraud, insider trading, antitrust investigations, and many high-profile cases including the Flint Water Crisis. Additionally, Mr. Hunter served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Wayne County, Michigan.

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