James M. Andris Jr.
James M. Andris Jr. focuses his litigation practice on commercial and product liability matters. He defends food and beverage, automobile, appliance, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in complex civil actions rooted in consumer fraud, breach of contract, and associated torts. James has extensive experience handling individual lawsuits, multi-district litigations, and class actions. He routinely coordinates discovery across multiple jurisdictions and negotiates ESI protocols.
James also maintains a transactional and corporate practice. He counsels dental and other medical professionals, providing insight into employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and partnership agreements. He applies the experience he has gained from adversarial courtroom proceedings to contract negotiations, obtaining resolutions that appease all parties.
- Contributed to a brief submitted to the New Jersey Supreme Court that resulted in a unanimous client-friendly opinion related to apportionment against settled defendants
- Coordinated and monitored the discovery and associated electronically stored data exchanged between more than 30 entities in a multidistrict litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturers
- Secured the dismissal of a class action lawsuit pending against a food and beverage manufacturer that involved allegations of fraud, breach of contract, and improper/false labeling
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- William and Mary Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2015
- William and Mary Law Review: Staff Member
- William and Mary National Trial Team
- Benjamin Rush Scholar
- Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic Award for Excellence
- Elon University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2012
- Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Scout Board of Review Member, 2020 to present
Publications & Events
- Profiled in “Goldberg Segalla Expands Liability Groups In Philly Office,” Law360 Pulse, June 7, 2021
- “Endorsing Ignorance: The CDC Asks Consumers to Trust E-Cigarette Manufacturers,” The Legal Intelligencer, 2020
- “Adopting Proactive Standards to Protect Americans in Indoor Environments: Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Regulation,” William and Mary Law Review, 2015
- “State and Local Liability for Failure to Adapt to and Protect Against Recurrent Flooding: Applying Farmers Insurance’s Legal Framework to Virginia Circumstances,” Virginia Coastal Policy Center, 2015