James A. Goodridge is an attorney (admission pending) in Anderson Kill's New York office. He focuses his practice on corporate and commercial litigation, employment law and insurance recovery, exclusively on behalf of policyholders. James is also a member of the firm's COVID Task Group.
Formerly, James was a Summer Law Clerk at Anderson Kill, and prior to that, the inaugural recipient of an Anderson Kill clerkship through the Gene Anderson Clerkship Program.
Prior to joining Anderson Kill, James was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Stewart D. Aaron of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was also a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Leonard Livote of the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division.
While attending law school, James was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, an Article and Notes editor on the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, a contributor on the Labor Relations & Employment Law Society, and a member of the Black Law Students Association. During his time on Moot Court, James won several awards for both oral argument and brief writing skills at various inter- and intra-school competitions, and ultimately received the Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy Award for Excellence in Moot Court.
While in law school, James also worked as a Teaching Assistant with the Ronald H. Brown Law School Preparatory Program for College Students, serving as a liaison between professors and students as part of a diversity initiative geared toward preparing undergraduate men of color for law school and a legal career. Additionally, James served as a "street-law" student-teacher at a public high school in Queens.
James received the Dean's Award for Excellence in legal writing and was a member of the Dean's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion.
Metropolitan Black Bar Association
James has volunteered at the Winter Special Olympics and the Harlem Children's Zone.