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James Randall Witham

Attorney

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Highlights

  • Undergrad: University of Richmond 01’
  • Law School: Cooley Law School 05’
  • Practicing Since: 2005
  • Areas of Practice
    1. General Business and Commercial Real Estate Litigation
    2. Seller’s Disclosure Litigation
    3. Property and Boundary Line Litigation
    4. Landlord Tenant Litigation
    5. Civil Rights Real Property Litigation
    6. Broker/Realtor Agency Litigation
    7. Complex Business Litigation and Derivative Actions
    8. Construction Law Litigation
    9. Specific Performance Litigation
    10. Property Partition Litigation
    11. Deed Restriction and Takings Litigation
    12. General Litigation involving Torts and Breaches of Contract

Bio

Randall obtained his BA from the University of Richmond in 2001 and his JD from Cooley Law School in 2005. He has a wealth of diverse experience with eleven years of litigation experience. He has over three years of litigation experience in licensing and regulatory insurance. Randall has also litigated cases over a wide spectrum of subject matter including criminal law, personal injury, medical malpractice, financial fraud, labor and employment law, business law, defamation, trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, regulatory insurance law, and general litigation over the course of his career.

Randall was a Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Army in 2006. As a litigator for the U.S. Army, he successfully prosecuted several criminal cases involving financial fraud, theft, and sex offenses. He provided litigation support for, and liaison with, Assistant U.S. Attorneys and the U.S. Army Litigation Division for claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act. In addition, Randall also served as a Detention Operations Attorney in Afghanistan where he evaluated evidence and rendered legal advice on internment criteria and alternate dispositions for suspected terrorists that threatened the security of U.S. Forces and U.S. Coalition Forces.

Randall began his civilian law practice with King & Ballow in Tennessee where he litigated cases involving defamation, business law, trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and labor and employment law issues under the FMLA, ADA, ADEA, and Title VII.

In February 2014, Randall joined the ranks of state government service and served as the Assistant General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. He litigated numerous administrative regulatory insurance matters for the State of Tennessee which involved insurance fraud and violations of Tennessee insurance laws.

From 2016 to June 2019, Randall litigated a wide array of complex cases ranging from healthcare related regulatory licensing actions, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, products liability, fraud, Michigan Auto-No-Fault, and other various general litigation matters.

Currently, Randall is specializing in real estate litigation which involves the specific issues property owners and entities experience in everyday life. He is currently licensed to practice in the Michigan, Tennessee, and New Jersey.

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