James. R. Hubbard is a highly regarded trial lawyer with four decades of experience in a wide variety of civil litigation and arbitration cases with leading trial firms in North Carolina, Florida, and New York. His first chair litigation experience includes over 100 jury trials. As a result of his litigation experience, he has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, where he serves on its Committee for the Teaching of Trial and Appellate Advocacy.

In addition to his trial practice, Jim frequently serves as a certified mediator in North Carolina Superior Courts and federal trial courts in the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina. His mediation practice is enhanced by his experience in the litigation of complex employment, commercial, and tort cases, and by his experience representing clients in hundreds of arbitrations and mediations.

Education and Bar Admissions:

Georgetown University Law Center (Editor, Georgetown Law Journal), J.D. 1971

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (cum laude), B.A. 1967

1971 Florida; 1972 District of Columbia; 1985 North Carolina; 2004 New York

Admitted to practice before the:

  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida;
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits;
  • United States Supreme Court.
Professional Experience:

Law Clerk to Circuit Judge David W. Dyer, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1971-1972; Assistant United States Attorney, E.D. Va. (Alexandria) (1975-1978)

Partner, Beckham & McAliley, P.A. (Miami, FL) (1978-1984); Partner, Allman, Spry, Humphreys, Leggett & Howington, P.A (Winston-Salem, NC) (1985-1992); Partner, Ricci, Hubbard & Leopold, P.A. (West Palm Beach, FL (1991-2003); Partner, Liddle & Robinson, LLP (New York, New York) (2004 – 2018)