I like to work and, every day, I work to the very best of my ability to help our clients navigate complex legal issues and reach their business goals.

Amanda James is an associate in the environmental practice group of King & Jurgens. Her practice focuses on environmental law and regulation and commercial casualty, products liability, toxic tort, and oil and chemical contamination and exposure litigation.

Amanda graduated first in her class from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she received a full academic scholarship. She was a member of the Order of Barristers and a William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar. While at Loyola, Amanda served as a teaching assistant, a Loyola Law Review Articles Editor, and an editorial staff member of the Loyola Moot Court. She was also a member of the Willem C. Vis Moot International Arbitration Team, which took first place in the 2016 Guadalajara, Mexico, pre-moot competition.

Amanda grew up in Belfair, Washington, before studying at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and attending the University of Notre Dame on a full academic scholarship, where she graduated summa cum laude

Publications & Speaking Engagements


Because Arbitration Can be Beneficial, It Should Never Have to Be Mandatory: Making a Case Against Compelled Arbitration Based Upon Pre-Dispute Agreements to Arbitrate in Consumer and Employee Adhesion Contracts, 62 Loy. L. Rev. 531, 534 (2016).

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Institute for Energy Law, Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee
  • Women’s Energy Network
  • Association for Women Attorneys
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • St. Thomas More Inn of Court


Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016

University of Notre Dame, B.A., summa cum laude, 2013


  • Judicial law clerk to Senior District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle, Eastern District of LA

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
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