James Fallows Tierney is a litigation associate in the Washington DC office, and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice. Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Mary Schroeder, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
James graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Executive Articles and Book Reviews Editor for the University of Chicago Law Review. He received the Joseph Henry Beale prize for highest distinction in writing and research, and the Ignacio Martin Baro prize for best paper in the University of Chicago Human Rights Program. While in law school, he was a legal intern for the Massachusetts appellate public defender's office at the Committee for Public Counsel Services. James received his MA from the University of Chicago Committee on International Relations, and his AB from Brown University.