James Payer's practice encompasses all areas of labor and employment law. Prior to joining Littler, James was a litigation associate at an AmLaw Top 100 law firm where he counseled clients in a diverse array of business litigation issues. He has represented clients defending unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB and advised and represented clients in employment disputes on both a single plaintiff and class action level.

While attending law school, he served as a note and comment editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. James also served as a judicial extern to the Hon. R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.


Dean's Scholar

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

St. Thomas More Law Honor Society

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2013
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2009

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California