James Boswell

James Boswell

Area(s) of Expertise: Legal, Ethics, Human Resources
Key Industries: Education, Government, Legal, Non Profit


Christopher James Associates, LLC
Principal in a boutique consulting firm assisting businesses with organizational culture change including DEIB, Leadership Excellence, Employee Engagement, Quality Service, Litigation Avoidance, and Sustainable Results in various industries including higher education, construction, and health care

College of William & Mary, Raymond A. Mason School of Business
Adjunct Professor of Business Law and Ethics
Section Leader, Online MBA

Cornell University
Business Management, Marketing, and Legal Studies Course Facilitator, eCornell

Albany Law School
Adjunct faculty member in Human Resources Law, Leadership, and Policy graduate program..

City of Williamsburg, Virginia, Planning Commissioner
Recommend and develop policy for future land development in the City, and address zoning and other land use matters. Review and evaluate land use applications and proposed site plans. Collaborate on the creation of a five-year comprehensive plan.

City of Williamsburg, Virginia, Architectural Review Board Member
Responsible for developing and applying architectural and historic preservation guidelines for commercial and residential buildings.

Commercial Litigation Strategies, LLC., Chief Legal Officer
Developed case themes and strategies, managed litigation budgets, prepared witnesses, organized mock and shadow juries, prepared narratives for alternative dispute resolution, participated in bench and jury trials in state and federal courts and conducted post-trial juror interviews.

United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of General Counsel, Attorney
Provided representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues. Supported the development and implementation of the Department's programs by providing legal services to the Secretary of HHS, HHS agencies and divisions.

  • JD, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
  • ALM, Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • MBA, Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
  • BA, English, William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Certificate in Effective Online Teaching, University of Oxford, UK
  • Professional Certificate in Strategic Management, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania