James “Jake” Schaller has the ability to distill complicated issues quickly, get to the heart of a dispute, and keep clients focused on their objectives. In addition to trusting in and benefiting from his sound legal judgment, clients also appreciate his attention to client service. Mr. Schaller is known to be efficient, very responsive, an excellent communicator, and poised under pressure.
As a commercial litigator, Mr. Schaller represents clients in contract and corporate disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary litigation relating to trust and will contests, and general litigation matters.
Mr. Schaller graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, magna cum laude. At Maryland he competed on the Moot Court team and was an associate editor for Maryland’s Journal of Health Care Law and Policy. He was a semifinalist in Maryland’s Morris B. Myerowitz Moot Court Competition, and upon graduation he received Maryland’s Litigation and Advocacy Award and The William P. Cunningham Award for exceptional achievement and service to the law school.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Schaller spent 13 years as an award-winning sports journalist, covering high school, college and professional sports. He worked for several papers, including The Washington Post and The Colorado Springs Gazette, where he covered Air Force Academy athletics. Mr. Schaller is a former Heisman Trophy voter and voter in the Associated Press Football Top 25.