James M. Andris Jr.
James M. Andris Jr. focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and product liability matters. James represents a range of clients in complex civil actions involving product liability, toxic tort, and mass tort claims. He has defended a variety of manufacturers of automobiles, industrial equipment, and playground equipment from the preliminary stages of a lawsuit through trial. He has also handled premises liability, catastrophic injury, construction defect, and malpractice claims for entertainment venues, general contractors, and white-collar professionals.
James has worked for every level of the state judiciary system. Following law school, he clerked for three New Jersey trial judges. As a law school student, he served as a judicial extern for a judge on the Court of Appeals of Virginia and a justice on the Supreme Court of Virginia.
- Contributed to a brief submitted to the New Jersey Supreme Court, which 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
- 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