Burr & Forman

Fob James

Fob James
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • B.S., Software Engineering, Auburn University
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama

Associate | Birmingham, AL

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Commercial / Corporate Litigation Securities Litigation Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Government Affairs & Investigations Director & Officer Liability Intellectual Property Personal Injury Cybersecurity

Fob is an attorney in the Birmingham office, where he practices in the firm's General Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Fob represents business and corporate clients in a broad range of litigation including commercial, securities, fiduciary, non-compete / trade secrets and intellectual property matters.  Prior to law school, Fob operated multiple businesses and experienced litigation from the perspective as a client.  While most business owners despise legal conflict, Fob enjoyed litigation so he decided to attend law school.  Fob’s approach to problem solving is out-of-the-box thinking and strategy coupled with practical business sense.  With a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Auburn University, Fob brings a unique perspective to complex litigation involving technology and cyber security.

Fob earned his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School where he was listed on the Dean’s List and served as Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for BookTech, which is a tech company that produces text analysis software for the book publishing industry. Outside of law Fob enjoys food, wine, tennis and occasionally politics.