James Fielding litigates a variety of labor and employment matters. His experience includes drafting and enforcing noncompete agreements, defending employers against allegations of workplace discrimination, and representing employers in complex wage and hour matters. James has guided employers through wage and hour audits, both internal and audits initiated by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). He also has experience drafting workplace policies to ensure compliance with federal workplace requirements.

Prior to joining Littler, James was employed at a general practice firm. He has experience representing companies involved in business disputes, and has assisted companies with actions involving premises liability and commercial lease agreements.  

While in law school, James interned for an administrative law judge at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This gave him an understanding of antidiscrimination laws and the enforcement procedures used in discrimination cases. 

Professional & Community Affiliations


Columbus State University

Pi Kappa Alpha


Columbus State University

Order of Omega


Emory University School of Law and Columbus State University

Phi Alpha Delta


Order of the Coif

Phi Kappa Phi

Columbus State University

Phi Alpha Delta Society of Scholars

Recipient, Award for Outstanding Performance in Employment Law Courses

Employment Law Section

State Bar of Georgia

Recipient, Edward J. Henning Memorial Ward

Three-Time Recipient, Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor

Speaking Engagements

COVID-19 and the New Landscape of Employment Law

Emory Law Employment & Labor Law Practice Society

April 23, 2020


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2019
  • B.S., Columbus State University, 2016

Bar Admission



  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia