Frank S. James (’78) , who was a shareholder for more than 25 years at what is now the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, P.C., will deliver The University of Alabama School of Law commencement address at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at Coleman Coliseum.
James is a 1978 graduate of Alabama Law. He began his legal career as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Virgil Pittman. He was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and Assistant Dean and Professor of Law at the School of Law. His service to the profession included being elected as Secretary-Treasurer of the Birmingham Bar Association in 1996. He is a member of the Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association, has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating and is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers.