James R. Cambridge


Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC
500 Woodward Avenue
Suite 2500
Detroit, Michigan 48226-3427

Tel: 313-961-0200

Email: jcambridge@kerr-russell.com
Web: www.kerr-russell.com

Jim is co-chairperson of the firm’s Business and Corporate Law practice group, and leads the firm’s US-China practice. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Jim’s clients have included private and public companies in the manufacturing, finance, real estate, retail, service, technology and transportation industries. His clients have also included professional athletes, corporate CEOs and other high net worth individuals. Jim serves as counsel for a number of businesses and handles a variety of matters such as business formations, contracts, employment, lending relationships, restructurings, real estate, buying and selling businesses and resolving troubled business situations. Jim has considerable experience in advising closely-held businesses. He also has experience in advising US and foreign-based companies in establishing operations in both the US and abroad.

Jim is a past Chairperson of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and also served as the Chairman of the Legislative Drafting Committee of business and tax lawyers that wrote the Michigan Limited Liability Company Act.

He is frequently honored for legal excellence by his clients and other attorneys. Jim is a Fellow in the Michigan State Bar Foundation and received the Outstanding Business Lawyer Award from the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section. He is consistently listed in Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Who’s Who in American Law; and The Best Lawyers in America®. Jim is noted as a “Michigan Super Lawyer” and being among the “Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan”. Jim has also been named among “Detroit’s Best Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters, and is rated a “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness Magazine. He has also been named a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law in Detroit by The Best Lawyers in America®. Jim has achieved preeminent AV ranking from Martindale Hubbell, reflecting the highest standards of legal ability, professional ethics and integrity.

A respected attorney and author, Jim lectures and publishes regularly on business law and planning. He has written numerous articles and books, including the highly regarded Michigan Limited Liability Companies. Jim is also a contributing author to Advising Closely Held Businesses in Michigan.

Running a successful business has never been easy, and with increasing globalization, regulations, tax complexity, and competition, the challenges are greater than ever. In this environment, the need for a highly-skilled business and corporate lawyer with deep experience is more important than ever.

Kerr Russell has experience helping clients throughout Michigan and beyond in all aspects of business and corporate law. Our business and corporate law attorneys provide comprehensive legal advice and counseling on the most sophisticated and complicated business and legal issues our clients face. Besides our considerable experience in the law, we are also experienced in business, as many of our attorneys have been involved in entrepreneurial and business ventures prior to joining the firm. This combination of experience in both the law and business is unique and beneficial to our clients.

As a firm, and as individuals, we have been rooted in the culture, industry, and economy of metro Detroit, and Michigan more broadly, for well over a century. Kerr Russell is a fixture in Michigan’s legal landscape, our own focus is set on helping our clients take on challenges and seize opportunities in order to fuel their success. Clients who face the relentless challenges posed by the global, fast-moving economy require legal solutions that keep pace with the demands of their businesses, and we deliver.

In a profession where people make the difference between success and failure, Kerr Russell is among the very best. We devote all of our energy, skills and considerable resources to protecting our clients and accomplishing their goals as quickly and economically as possible. Our firm consists of intelligent and creative problem-solvers who apply ingenuity and fresh approaches to legal challenges, regardless of their size or complexity. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to serve our clients in the manner they expect—in real-time and at the cutting-edge.

While many lawyers merely interpret the law, Kerr Russell’s attorneys help to shape it. We have handled cases related to the most significant developments in business and health care law in Michigan. Our trial lawyers are frequently involved in some of the most notable commercial cases in Michigan, as well as in other jurisdictions.

Kerr Russell is respected for our high standards, the quality of our work, and our professional ethics and integrity. What most distinguishes our firm, however, is our uncompromising adherence to delivering superb client service. We keep our clients informed every step of the way and we are always available. No matter the day or hour, our clients can always reach us—wherever in the world they are. Whether the matter involves a domestic company wishing to conduct business in some other region of the world, or a foreign company that desires to establish business operations in the United States, Kerr Russell stands ready to help.