A straight A Student, James is no stranger to the
law. His father made his fortune out of other people's
problems and expected James to follow in his footsteps.
James had other ideas. Not content with hanging on his
father's coat-tails, James wants to make his own way in the world.
After graduating from Law School, he'd been working in a
cafe waiting for the right opportunity to come along. In
David he sees just the sort of lawyer he wants to be: passionate,
committed and willing to go to any lengths for his client.
“The first time you
see James in this series is when the repo men are taking the couch
out of the law office. He’s like this dog, like a terrier -
really protective. He leaps up on the couch in almost an
irrational protective way.
“He’s the support
guy. He wants to be loyal to the firm and to David. He is really
deeply driven. His father is a lawyer - a real snooty tightarse -
and he didn't want any part of that. He wanted to go off in his
own direction and that meant carrying around a suitcase like Mr
Bean carries around, dressing like Mr Bean. Even though this is a
glamorous office - David wears a suit and Joni is very smart - he’s
not interested in what he looks like or what his clothes are like.
He’s more concerned about the people in the cases he works on.”