James Monroe Scurlock graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. In 2004, James earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration, and, in 2011, James graduated with Honors from the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
While studying at Bowen, he earned national recognition as a moot court advocate at the team and individual levels at competitions held at the New York School of Law in New York City. Also as a law student, James argued the case of Meagley v. City of Little Rock before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, Missouri.
For 13 years prior to becoming an attorney, James worked as a lead negotiator of contracts and services with several technology companies across the country with a focus on Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Florida negotiating contracts in excess of $250 million.
Prior to joining Wallace, Martin, Duke & Russell, PLLC in 2014, James worked for one of the largest Plaintiff’s firms in the southern United States representing clients in civil rights, employment law, and discrimination cases. James has worked on cases in this area of law originally as a law clerk, then an Arkansas Rule XV Attorney, then as a Federal Rule 46(b) Attorney in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and finally as a licensed attorney in his own right. He continues to focus on these areas of practice as well as others with clients in Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
James is admitted to practice in the state courts of Arkansas, Texas, and Tennessee. James is admitted to practice in all of the federal courts in Arkansas, Texas, and Tennessee. James if also admitted to practice before the Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal.
James is a current member of the Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court in Austin, Texas and is a Past President of the Judge William R. Overton Inn of Court in Little Rock, Arkansas. James is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Austin Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the Pulaski County Bar Association.
James’ fields of practice include Contract Law, Construction Law, Employment Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Health Law, Veteran and Military Discrimination, Federal Civil Rights Violations, State Civil Rights Violations, and Tort Law, and Minimum Wage Laws. He has extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, agency hearings, and court proceedings. James represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in all these areas of law. James heads up our firm’s federal litigation team and is the Managing Attorney for our Texas offices.
- 2012, Arkansas
- 2012, Tennessee
- 2019, Texas
- United States District Courts for Eastern and Western Arkansas
- United States Bankruptcy Courts for Eastern and Western Arkansas
- United States District Courts for Eastern, Middle, and Western Tennessee
- United States Bankruptcy Courts for Eastern and Western Tennessee
- United States District Courts for Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Law School Attended
- 2011, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D. with honors
- 1997, Wabash College, B.A. History