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James T. Campbell



James Campbell advises clients on an array of litigation matters, with an emphasis on complex commercial, antitrust, and government enforcement disputes.

James also holds an appointment as adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a constitutional law seminar. His academic work – which centers on federal courts, citizenship, indigenous recognition, and the role of overseas imperialism in U.S. constitutional thought – has been cited by some of the nation’s most prominent legal scholars and by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Prior to joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, James served as a law clerk to the Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan of the U.S. District for the Southern District of New York and as a justice catalyst fellow at the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands.  In 2021, he represented a national coalition of disability rights organizations at the U.S. Supreme Court as amici curiae in United States v. Vaello Madero, a constitutional challenge to Congress’s authority to discriminate against residents of Puerto Rico in federal benefits.

James holds degrees from Yale College and Yale Law School, where he received the Michael Egger Prize and was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to attending Yale Law School, James served on active duty in the United States Army as a reconnaissance platoon leader. He is a graduate of U.S. Army Ranger School. 


  • Hon. Lewis Kaplan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2021 – 2022


Yale Law School (J.D., 2020; Editor, Yale Law Journal; Michael Egger Prize; Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association; Native American Cultural Center)

Yale College (B.A., 2013)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
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