James Gilmore

James Gilmore

Baker & McKenzie LLP


James Gilmore is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Washington, DC office. Prior to joining the Firm, James clerked for the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Fernando J. Gaitan of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

While in law school, James externed for The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland and was a member of the Juvenile Justice Law Clinic and the Black Law Students Association.

James is also an experienced public policy professional. For nearly a decade, including during law school, James advocated for the expansion of civil rights at the local, state, and federal levels on behalf of national civil rights organizations, including the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. James also served as a legislative fellow for a prominent member of Congress.

James currently serves as a mentor for the JL Greene Scholars Program at Howard University School of Law and The Appellate Project, an organization that empowers law students of color to thrive in the appellate field.

Practice Focus

James is a member of the Firm's Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice Group. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and compliance matters.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Litigation Section, Appellate Practice Committee
  • National Bar Association - Civil Rights Section


  • District of Columbia~United States (2021)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (JD) (2020)
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City (BA) (2010)


  • English