Najmah James
  • B.S., Pace University, magna cum laude
  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Connecticut
  • Associate for Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder (AWI-CH)
  • Title IX Hearing Officer
  • Mediator (New York and Maryland)
Can Speak To You About
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • FLSA Claims; Wage & Hour Investigations
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Najmah James


As an associate at Stanton Law, Najmah James focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of workplace litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and FLSA. Aside from litigating, Najmah works on a wide spectrum of business-related matters for employers, including operating agreements, bylaws, and related work.  

Prior to Stanton Law, Najmah worked at an employment law firm in New York where she focused on resolving workplace issues for clients through culture audits/climate assessments, investigations, training, and coaching. As an investigator, she worked on matters involving workplace conflict and conducted investigations involving discrimination, harassment, and other alleged workplace misconduct.

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley

Najmah is a graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where she specialized in a course of study focused on dispute resolution. While in law school, she worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at the Office of Commissioner Charlotte Burrows, Chair of the EEOC, a student-attorney at the National Association for the Deaf, and a law clerk for the State of Maryland Office of Attorney General. She was also Vice President of the Black Law Students Association and Vice President of the Entertainment, Sports and Arts Law Association.

Najmah graduated magna cum laude from Pace University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. While at Pace, she was a part of the women’s lacrosse team and a council member for the Athletics Diversity Committee, through which she advocated diversity matters within the athletics department.

When Najmah is not working, she is coaching girls’ lacrosse, watching sports, working out, exploring new restaurants, reading a book, or hanging out with friends and family.