James Cooney

Profile Updated: April 15, 2017
James Cooney
Residing In: Charlotte, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Betsy
Occupation: Chair, Litigation Department, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Children: Katherine, born 1981; Margaret, born 1983; Caroline, born 1987. Grandchildren (Parker, born 2010; Benjamin, More…born 2011)
James Cooney


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Comments, Life Story, Etc:

After College and Law School and a job with a judge, Betsy and I came to Charlotte, where we have been for 32 years. We raised 3 girls and have 2 grandchildren. I practice civil and criminal law and do both trials and appeals in a large multistate law firm. Part of my practice has involved defending death penalty cases. I have freed innocent men from death row and also lost clients to execution. It has been quite a ride.