James R. Studwell

James R. Studwell

Tucson, Arizona
Licensed to practice law in Arizona, California and Colorado. With over 25 years experience in personal injury litigation James has the necessary experience to fulfill his client’s needs.

While attending Wesleyan University as an undergraduate, James concentrated in Biology and the natural sciences. That course of study provided him with the foundation needed to understand and work with complicated medical legal issues. A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law, James spent more than six years practicing in San Francisco.  By working with a mid-size law firm there he gained experience in many areas and facets of litigation working with some of the best lawyers in California. While there he concentrated most of his efforts in medical malpractice, he also worked in a wide variety of other areas of litigation.  Those other areas involved car accidents, premises liability (trip and fall), racial discrimination, civil rights violations, intellectual property law, and legal malpractice.  Much of that work was for the defense, and as a result he gained valuable insight into many of the ways that cases may be defended. As a result, he brings the ability to analyze each case from several different angles.

James and his wife left San Francisco in early 1997 to be closer to family and he has been working in Tucson representing injured people ever since. With his prior work, James earned the experience necessary to represent clients here with a variety of claims, ranging from car crashes to medical malpractice to criminal assault victims. The professionalism and excellence that he has displayed here in Tucson since 1997 is evident in his ongoing record of helping hundreds of injured people with many assorted types of claims positively resolve their cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D.
  • Wesleyan University
    • Major: Biology and Natural Sciences

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary International
  • St. Michael's School - Board of Governors (former)