James McMackin

James McMackin

  • Employment Law, Education Law
  • Delaware
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Jim McMackin chairs Morris James Employment Law and Education practice. He provides comprehensive legal representation to Delaware’s school districts, numerous municipalities, and private employers. Jim routinely functions as primary counsel in state and federal court and arbitrations concerning wage and hour claims, constitutional claims, discrimination claims, labor grievances, alleged unfair labor practice actions, and employment contract disputes. His clients frequently consult with him for advice and counseling, policy drafting, and compliance audits and reviews.

The depth of Jim’s legal experience distinguishes him and gives his clients a unique advantage. Jim’s peers recognize him as a leader in the field of employment litigation. Chambers USA describes Jim McMackin as a knowledgeable and well-rounded lawyer for his enforcement of post-employment restrictions and his defense of discrimination claims.

Representation of employers in all varieties of litigation and administrative proceedings, including employment discrimination, discharge, OSHA enforcement actions and compliance, COVID compliance, constitutional claims, wage and hour issues, unfair labor practice claims, and restrictive covenants.

Arbitrations involving employment-related disputes, and the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements.

Counseling aimed at avoiding employment claims.

Counseling educational institutions on all legal issues, and representing such clients in litigation and administrative proceedings relating to the Freedom of Information Act compliance, collective bargaining, and constitutional issues of due process, Freedom of Speech, and the Establishment Clause.

Professional Affiliations:
Delaware State Bar Association
Labor and Employment Section, Chair, 2009-2010
Vice Chair, 2008-2009; Secretary, 2007-2008
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Board of Bar Examiners, Former Associate Member

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Education Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Delaware Supreme Court
ID Number: 004284
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Widener University Delaware School of Law
J.D. (2002)
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Labor and Employment
Chambers USA
Top Lawyers
Delaware Today
Professional Associations
State Bar of Delaware  # 004284
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Contact & Map
Morris James LLP
500 Delaware Avenue
Suite 1500
Wilmington, DE 19801
Telephone: (302) 888-6800
Cell: (302) 888-5849
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