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James L. Woolard, Jr.





University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 2013

University of Virginia, B.A. 1991

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • 6th Circuit

James Woolard is an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. He rejoined Miller Canfield in October 2015 after serving as law clerk to the Hon. Judith E. Levy of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Before joining Miller Canfield, he interned for the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Office, where he assisted with Clean Water Act litigation, co-authored a report on oil pipeline safety regulation, and helped write an amicus brief in PPL v. Montana, 132 S.Ct. 1215 (2012). Jamie also briefed and argued two criminal appeals before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals through the Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School.


University of Michigan Law School, cum laude
Dean's Scholar
Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, Executive Editor
Honors in First-year Legal Writing and Practice

Rome Prize Fellow, American Academy in Rome

Princeton University
Graduate Fellowship

University of Virginia
Echols Scholar
National Merit Scholar

Law Clerk to the Hon. Judith E. Levy, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2014-2015

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan

American Bar Association

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

City of Ann Arbor Environmental Commission, 2011-2014


Montclair St. University, Department of Classics and General Humanities, Lecturer

Princeton University, Dept. of Classics, Preceptor

Ostrava University (Czech Republic), Foreign Lecturer