Law Office of Tom James
(320) 286-6425

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With 18+ years of experience helping clients resolve legal problems and achieve their personal and business objectives, Tom James is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients in Hennepin, Wright, Meeker, Stearns, and surrounding Minnesota counties.


Family Law

Expertise in helping clients with:
  • Parenting time -- establishing, modifying, and protecting parenting time rights
  • Parenting plans
  • Grandparent and third-party visitation 

  • Parenting Time Expediter. I am no longer representing clients who seek to fight over custody in court, as I believe custody battles are harmful to children. If you are interested in resolving parenting time problems in a more amicable and less stressful way at a fraction of the cost, though, I can help you with that.



    I have prosecuted and defended appeals in both state and federal courts, and before administrative boards. I have also drafted and filed amicus curiae briefs on behalf of national charitable and public interest organizations in important cases. Admitted to practice in: 

    • Minnesota Supreme Court
    • Minnesota Court of Appeals
    • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the federal circuit (District of Columbia)
    • Trademark Trials and Appeals Board

    Legal Research and Writing

    Many years of experience conducting legal research and drafting legal documents for use in both trial and appellate court proceedings, including pleadings; motions; affidavits; memoranda of law; trial briefs; settlement agreements (including marital termination agreements); parenting plans; licensing agreements; cease and desist letters; business and non-profit organizational documents; and appellate motions and briefs. I am also the author of several articles and books on legal topics.

    Trademark and Copyright

    Services include registration of U.S. trademarks, service marks and membership marks; opposition and cancellation proceedings; trademark appeals; copyright registration; DMCA compliance; trademark and copyright licensing; cease-and-desist letters and responses; and trademark and copyright infringement actions (prosecution and defense.)

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