CV of Roger Barrett James



The Law Offices of Roger Barrett James

Owner & Sole Practitioner

  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • Member of the District Bar Council in Łódź, Poland
  • Member of the International Law and Business Law Groups of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland
  • Member of the International Committee of the District Bar Council, Łódź, Poland
  • Since 1998, I have been providing legal counseling and representation in a wide variety of legal matters.
  • My primary focus is business and corporate law with a particular love for, and emphasis on, contracts and international business transactions and related legal issues, particularly within and between the United States and the European Union. I assist my clients to negotiate agreements, including cross-border transactions, sales contracts, distribution/agency agreements, terms and conditions of sale advise on product documentation, warranties, license agreements, contract compliance issues and many other business and corporate matters.
  • I am also an experienced civil litigation attorney having litigated matters ranging from professional malpractice to intellectual property/trademark infringement cases, insurance defense, torts/personal injury, family law and real estate disputes.
  • Currently serve as General Counsel to world-renowned Swedish manufacturer of high-tech robotic nozzles, Unifire AB (See below).

James Enterprises, Business Consultancy, Republic of Poland

Managing Director, September 2005 to Present 

  • Conduct a variety of business services to small companies, and have served businesses in the U.S., Europe, and Australia
  • Provide guidance and general business strategy and consulting, business development, direct international sales, producing marketing and advertising materials, copywriting news and articles for trade magazines, representation at industry trade shows, etc.
  • Significant international business travel throughout most of Europe, the United States and Asia.

Unifire AB, Kungälv, Sweden

General Counsel | Director of International Sales & Marketing, 2005 to Present

  • Unifire AB of Sweden is an innovative, high-tech robotic nozzle manufacturer revolutionizing the fire fighting industry with fully autonomous robotic fire suppression systems 
  • Advise and manage all of Unifire’s legal matters, including contract drafting and negotiations and contract management, product compliance issues, product documentation, intellectual property matters, mergers & acquisitions, collections, and others
  • Provide strategic business planning and consulting services directly to the owner/Managing Director, guide company policies, write company business plans and generally guide business focus, target markets, and business development
  • Conduct international sales of complex technical solutions and products
  • Produce the majority of Unifire’s marketing materials, including web sites, brochures, catalogs, industry trade magazine publications, and general public relations work, representation at industry trade shows, radio and television interviews, etc.
  • Directly involved in the drafting newly proposed legislation for United Nation’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) under the EU-funded LASH FIRE project

Curvature (formerly, Network Hardware Resale) Amsterdam, the Netherlands

European Account Executive, April 2004 to August 2005

  • Spearheaded the company’s first sales to Russia and Eastern Europe 
  • Conducted sales of pre-owned computer networking equipment throughout Eastern Europe for the world’s largest reseller of pre-owned Cisco
  • Conducted trade show and business meetings in Russia in the Russian language on multiple occasions
  • Achieved annual sales of approximately $1,000,000 USD despite substantial challenges of logistics / conducting international trade with Russia
  • Received considerable sales training and experience and import/export issues

Parker • Stanbury LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Associate Attorney, June 2002 to March 2004

  • Associate Attorney in AV-rated law firm with over 80 attorneys in the Los Angeles branch
  • Conducted cases with little-to-no supervision, including cases brought from my solo practice 
  • Practice areas included contracts, intellectual property, debt collection, consumer finance, family law, personal injury, and more
  • Represented and defended numerous businesses in Federal District Courts against trademark violation suits filed by Philip Morris 
  • Counseled clients in English, Russian and Spanish

The Law Offices of Roger Barrett James, Beverly Hills & Sherman Oaks, CA

Sole Practitioner, November 1999 to June 2002

  • See above
  • Also served as Court Settlement Officer of the Beverly Hills Municipal Court

Ericksen, Arbuthnot, Kilduff, Day & Lindstrom, Inc., San Jose, CA

Associate Attorney, November 1998 to September 1999

  • Associate Attorney in mid-sized civil litigation firm with 8 office branches in California
  • Insurance defense practice including medical malpractice, personal injury & insurance coverage
  • Worked directly under managing & named partner, Julia Day, Esq., and four other partners


  • Member of the State Bar of California (# 197899) in good standing, admitted Dec. 3, 1998
  • Member of the District Bar Council in Łódź, Poland (# LOD/PzB/1) – first (and only) foreign lawyer ever admitted
  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland
  • Member of the International Committee of the District Bar Council, Łódź, Poland
  • Citizen Liaison Volunteer for the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw
  • Admitted to the following U.S. District Courts: Southern, Northern, Central & Eastern Districts of California
  • Member of the American Bar Association and ABA Groups: International Law, Business Law; and Small Firm & General Practice Division


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

Juris Doctor, May 1998

  • Loyola of Los Angeles Int’l & Comparative Law Review, Staff Writer & Published Author, 1997-98
  • Scott Moot Court Honors Program Competitor, Spring 1997
  • Received multiple awards and honors, including Dean’s Honor List (3rd Year)

University of California at Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) in Russian Studies, June 1994

  • Course concentration in Russian Language & Literature, Political Science & Russian History
  • Graduated with Latin honors (cum laude)
  • Dean’s Honor List multiple quarters


  • Harvard, Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles (Certificate, 04/2023)
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Highest Grade in Marital Property at Loyola Law School
  • First Honors Award, Loyola Law School
  • Dean’s Honor List, Loyola Law School, third academic year (1997-1998)
  • Dean’s Honor List, University of California, Los Angeles (multiple quarters)
  • Public Interest Grant Recipient, Loyola Law School Summer 1996
  • Recognition for Outstanding Service as Staff Member of Loyola’s Int’l & Comp. Law Journal
  • Golden Key National Honor Society Lifetime Membership for Outstanding Scholastic Achievements
  • Honor Roll of Donors, Loyola Law School
  • State Bar of California Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Dedicated Pro Bono Services to the Elderly and Poor of the Los Angeles Community, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • Secretary of the International Law Society at Loyola Law School, 1995-1996
  • Recognition for Outstanding Service in the Capacity of Secretary of the International Law Society
  • Outstanding Performance Award from Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., “for excellent survey ratings by the members of California”
  • Customer Service Awards: recipient of multiple awards from Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., “for providing courteous, caring [legal] service that members feel compelled to mention”


Legal Publications

Radio & Television Appearances

  • 30 minute television interview (in the Polish language) on Toya TV program, Łodzianie z Importu (aired 22 Feb 2023)
  • LASH FIRE “Meet the Partners” interview of Roger Barrett James (aired 21 March 2022)
  • National Public Radio (NPR), Take That! High Tech Ways to Fight Off Pirates. 17 Apr 2009 
  • Razor.TV Interviews Roger Barrett James at IMDEX Asia, May 2009
  • Panamanian television – Top 10 Music Countdown, 1987

Business Publications

  • Scores of publications written for my business clients in trade magazines, online publications, press releases, marketing materials, advertising materials, webinars, etc. 


Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA

Instructor of Westlaw, Spring Semester, 1999

  • Taught a semester of Westlaw and other computer and traditional legal research methods

Ericksen, Arbuthnot, Kilduff, Day & Lindstrom, San Jose, CA

Instructor of Continuing Legal Education

  • Provided Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) training to attorneys re: Word Perfect for lawyers & MS Windows Environment

Pre-Law Society – University of California at Los Angeles

Guest Lecturer

  • Lecturer multiple occasions regarding what to expect and how to succeed in law school


  • English (native)
  • Polish (B-1 Certificate)
  • Russian (Rusty Level 3, Professional Working Proficiency)
  • Spanish (Level 3, Professional Working Proficiency)
  • and I have studied French, Dutch, Swedish, & Japanese


Running and fitness, time with my family, traveling (I have traveled extensively to over 30 countries), cultures and languages, technology, robotics, cosmology, physics, synthetic biology and genomics, natural sciences, reading, and computers (type 80+ words per minute)