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A native of New York’s Hudson Valley region, James serves clients in a wide range of civil matters, with a practice focusing on trusts & estates, probate, business formation, contract law, family law, and real estate. James is fully bilingual in Spanish and English, and takes pride in breaking down complex legal concepts into plain and understandable language to help clients make the best decisions for themselves, their families, and their businesses.

Honors and Awards

  • Quinnipiac School of Law – Graduate Cum Laude (2015)
  • Quinnipiac School of Law – Excellence in Clinical Work and Service to the Community Award (2015)
  • Quinnipiac School of Law – Academic Excellence in Science and Technolog Award (2015)
  • Quinnipiac School of Law – Academic Excellence in Conflicts of Law Award (2013)
  • University of Connecticut – Honors Scholar (2012)


  • BA in Spanish and Classical Mediterranean Studies (Greek and Latin), University of Connecticut (Honors Scholar), 2012
  • JD, Quinnipiac University School of Law (Cum Laude), 2015
  • MA in Spanish, University of Alabama, 2020
  • Universidad de Granada, Centro de Lenguas Modernas, 2010


  • Connecticut
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • South Carolina
  • Connecticut State Courts
  • New Hampshire State Courts
  • New York State Courts
  • South Carolina State Courts

Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.