Who We Are
We are a boutique law firm centered on the construction industry and serving clients with their legal needs on construction and development projects across the country. Over the past 20 years, our attorneys have become trusted legal advisors and counsel for many of the country’s largest contractors and engineering firms. We have been relied upon for guidance and representation involving vital business and legal matters facing our clients, and we have assisted clients with their construction and energy projects from Hawai’i to Alaska to the East Coast, as well as international matters.
The firm was founded in 2018 by Eddie James and Chris Sobba, two partners that had practiced construction law together for nearly 20 years, and that co-chaired a prominent national Construction Law Practice Group at an 850+ attorney law firm in the Am Law Top 100. The James | Sobba firm was founded with a vision of and dedication to providing clients with sophisticated big firm legal experience and expertise on their projects, but with the benefits of a boutique firm platform that is industry focused.
We represent and counsel a diverse mix of clients and understand that every matter is unique. No client is too large and no client is too small. The best relationships are built on integrity, trust and attentive service. We are dedicated to delivering the best strategic advice and the highest quality work product. We address each matter with clearly defined goals, strategic vision, and a coordinated team approach.
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your project needs with you.
What We Do
We offer full service “start to finish” assistance with your construction and development projects. We partner with our clients from project inception, assisting with and/or handling the planning, drafting and negotiation of contracts, regardless of the project delivery method being employed. During construction, we assist our clients with day-to-day guidance, including but not limited to assisting with claims preparation, early claims resolution, and project close out. When the need arises, we have extensive experience handling dispute resolution procedures, including but not limited to mediation, arbitration, and jury and bench trials in courts across the country.
Perspective gained from years of collaborating with industry professionals uniquely positions our firm to understand your project, your goals, and to assist in efficient resolution of disputes when circumstances require action. As advocates and trusted advisors, we offer sound, practical judgment, but above all, seek to be our clients’ partner so that your goals and visions can be met efficiently.