James "J.R." Hamilton

J.R. Hamilton

  • Associate
  • Washington, DC
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J.R. is an associate in Hausfeld’s Washington, D.C. office specializing in complex litigation with a focus in human rights litigation, antitrust cases, as well as environment and product liability matters.

While in law school, J.R. was a summer associate at Hausfeld, assisting with consumer protection, RICO, and human rights litigation. He was also the Executive Director and a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, the United States’ oldest student-run civil legal aid office, committed to providing free representation to low-income and marginalized communities in the Greater Boston area. There, he provided full legal representation to clients facing eviction in Housing Court and participated in numerous community outreach opportunities. As part of this legal representation, he assisted clients by engaging in counseling, document drafting and filing, oral advocacy, and settlement negotiations. As Executive Director, he ran daily operations of the Bureau, including managing intake and referral process, Bureau case assignment and management, internal and external conflict resolution, and various other administrative duties.


J.R. has represented a variety of clients. Before his time at Hausfeld, J.R. worked one-on-one with many low-income and disenfranchised housing tenants in the Boston community, defending against unjust evictions. During his time as a Summer Associate at Hausfeld, J.R. worked on cases on behalf of victims of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, conducted research regarding tribal sovereignty in coordination with other firms for indigenous tribes in the US, and has worked on a number of cases for both families and individuals in product liability, consumer protection, and antitrust matters. As an Associate, J.R. has worked on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies in a mass torts action, home sellers in Massachusetts, as well as all online publishers of original news and reference websites via class action.