James P. McGlone




Jim serves commercial clients across a broad range of industries, prosecuting and defending claims and delivering counsel on high-stakes disputes before litigation. His experience covers issues including contract interpretation and performance, corporate governance, consumer-protection law, and class-action litigation.

Before joining PSH in 2023, Jim worked at a boutique litigation firm in the Washington D.C. area, representing clients in various federal and state courts nationwide. He previously clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Practice Areas

Litigation & Disputes


Harvard Law School, J.D.

Harvard College, A.B. History, cum laude

Bar Memberships


Rhode Island


U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

  • Abigail Adams Institute
    • Associated Professional Fellow

Representative Matters

  • Represented former student in civil-rights retaliation claim against a major public university, successfully defeating motion for summary judgment, leading to favorable settlement in mediation.
  • Represented major political party as intervenor-defendant in challenge to a state’s laws on election administration, contributing to defeat in substantial part of plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction.
  • Defended state legislators in challenge to state congressional map; successfully petitioned state supreme court for emergency interlocutory appeal and briefed issues of first impression of state constitutional law.
  • Represented journalist in disputes under public-records law with dozens of public school districts and other public entities, negotiating favorable resolutions in almost all cases.

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