James M. Arrowood is originally from Southern California, where, prior to law school, James worked extensively in film and television production, both ‘below the line’ and working his way up to ‘above the line’ status as a production coordinator, and Unit Production Manager, and as talent (he is still an inactive member of the Screen Actors’ Guild).
James received two undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Irvine, prior to moving to Indiana to attend law school at the University of Notre Dame, where he was an award winning member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team as well as an Articles Editor on the Notre Dame Law Journal of Legislation, among other honors. In law school, James also studied international law while living in London, England, where he worked as a Parliamentary Assistant in England’s House of Lords, their equivalent of the United States’ Supreme Court.
Following law school, James was hired by one of the largest law firms in the world, starting in their Philadelphia office, where he was trained as a ‘Philly Lawyer’ in the firm’s litigation department, while working on product liability litigation and general corporate matters. Transferring to the Washington D.C. Office, James worked on multi-billion dollar, class action/multi-district healthcare litigation, before again transferring back to his home State of California, where he practiced in Los Angeles and Orange County on a variety of corporate matters.
James developed a reputation for successfully dealing with very complex factual cases using novel legal theories and approaches, several of which resulted in positive National or International news stories and that changed existing laws in New Jersey, Washington D.C., and California. Following his time in California, James assisted TASER(R) in Scottsdale, Arizona and liked Arizona so much, he decided to stay, where he practiced both in-house and with several small firms before opening his own practice focused on technology and healthcare, then joining together with Michael to start Arrowood Helbert PLLC. James has a well-earned reputation for being a problem solver where the facts and law create challenges for traditional solutions to a problem, and he is recognized for his unique ways of approaching complex issues.