James Hannaway is an Associate at Sanford Heisler Sharp.
At Sanford Heisler Sharp, James’s practice has focused on employment discrimination, qui tam, and public-interest litigation, representing both individuals and classes. Working with a team of Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys, James has represented clients including:
James received his law degree with highest honors, Order of the Coif, from the George Washington University Law School and his Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Carleton College. While at the George Washington University Law School, James served as an Articles Editor of The George Washington Law Review, Chapter President of the American Constitution Society, Student Attorney for the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic, and Organizing Committee Member of GW’s graduate worker union. He also worked as a research assistant for Associate Dean Alan B. Morrison and a law clerk at another national public interest law firm.
A member of the District of Columbia bar, James is also a volunteer attorney for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee Workers' Rights Clinic.
Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, James completed a clerkship for the Honorable Deborah A. Robinson, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, James worked on, and eventually managed, several electoral campaigns and worked as a crisis communications consultant.
When James is not lawyering, he enjoys running, the Baltimore Orioles, and walking his chihuahua mix rescue, Millie, around Washington, DC’s Petworth neighborhood.