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James M. Cool

Jimmy Cool is a litigator and trial attorney, whose practice emphasizes serious or catastrophic personal injuries, commercial disputes between closely held companies, professional administrative or regulatory action, and a variety of matters involving the rights of public employees.

Jimmy's practice is not defined by a particular area of law or subject matter, rather, he focuses on representing good people - ranging from families and individuals to closely held companies and professional organizations such as the Arizona Court Reporters Assocation - who need responsive legal guidance.

His mission is to counsel his clients about their options and to work together to achieve the outcome or resolution that best meets their goals. Jimmy seeks to help his clients find cost-effective and practical solutions to serious problems.

Jimmy also serves as a neutral mediator in cases inovlving personal injuries and business disputes between and among small companies at affordable hourly and flat fee rates.

Court Admissions

  • Arizona State Courts

  • Federal District Court of Arizona

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice

  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

  • National Trial Lawyers: Business Torts Specialty

  • State Bar of Arizona - Young Lawyers Division

  • Maricopa County Bar Association - Volunteer Lawyers Program

Professional Activities

  • Former Consultant, American Intercollegiate Moot Court Association

  • Founder & Past ED, Youth Mentoring Board, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

  • Advisor/Coach, Jenckes Cup Competition Team, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

  • Collegiate Scholars Program, Arizona State University - Legal Advocacy Instructor

  • Adjunct Faculty, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University, 2008-2012

  • Arizona State University/Aiken Schenk Collegiate Trial Advocacy Showcase Coordinator, 2011-2012

  • Barrett Summer Scholars Program, Arizona State University, Legal Advocacy Instructor, 2008-2011

  • ASU Undergraduate Mock Trial Coach, 2007-2013​​

  • Arizona School for the Arts High School Mock Trial Coach, 2010 State Champions, 2011 Runner-Up


  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

    • Juris Doctor

  • University of Arizona

    • Bachelor of Arts, English Education

Awards & Honors

Law School Honors

  • Order of the Barristers

  • ​Winner, Jenckes Cup Closing Argument Competition (2009)
  • Winner, Oplinger Closing Argument Competition (2008 and 2009)
  • Berch Scholar
  • "Most Outstanding" Oral Advocate (Class of 2010)
  • AAJ National Trial Advocacy Scholarship
  • Arizona Board of Trial Advocates Scholarship

Speaking & Publications

  • "Moral Philosophy As a Framework for Political Persuasion," National Court Reporters Association, Legislative Boot-camp (March 2018)

  • "The Power of Punctuation," Arizona Court Reporters Association Annual Convention, (September 2015)

  • ​"When FMLA Leaves Become an ADA Reasonable Accommodation" (Presenter)
  • "Doing Well by Doing Good: Re-Thinking Your Marketing One Relationship at a time" (Trial Magazine, August 2009)
  • ASU Legal Psychology Research Lab: Guest Lecturer on Trial Advocacy