Claire E. James

Practice Areas

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • High-Conflict Litigation
  • Complex-Property Disputes
  • Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Adoption
  • Post-divorce Modification and Enforcement

Commercial Litigation

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of lease
  • Employment Contracts and Covenants Not to Compete
  • Business dissolution

As both a family law attorney and a commercial litigator, Claire approaches all of her cases with a unique blend of business acumen and compassion. Whether she is representing a business in a commercial dispute or an individual in a family law case, Claire is focused on helping her clients find solutions that best meet their particular needs. While she has extensive experience in the courtroom, Claire knows that fighting a court battle is not always the best method for achieving a client’s long-term goals. In those instances, Claire brings her negotiation and collaboration skills to the table to help clients work through their disputes.

Education And Certifications

J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law (2012), cum laude

  • Law Review, Articles Editor

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005)


State Bar of Texas


Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Family Law Section
  • Commercial Litigation Section

Member, Dallas Bar Association

  • Family Law Section
  • Commercial Litigation Section

Community Activities

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Volunteer

Prior Work Experience

Associate, Cowles & Thompson PC (2015-2019)

Associate, Blume Faulkner & Skeen PLLC (2012-2015)

Law Clerk, Blume Faulkner & Skeen PLLC (2011-2012)