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.


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


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