James Fallows Tierney is an associate in Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation practice. Prior to joining the firm, he was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Mary Schroeder, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is admitted in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts, and is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit.
James graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Executive Articles and Book Reviews Editor for the University of Chicago Law Review. He received the Joseph Henry Beale prize for highest distinction in writing and research, and the Ignacio Martin Baro prize for best paper in the University of Chicago Human Rights Program. While in law school, he supported the Massachusetts appellate public defender's office at the Committee for Public Counsel Services. James received his MA from the University of Chicago Committee on International Relations, and his AB from Brown University. His writing on criminal procedure and international law has appeared respectively in the University of Chicago Law Review and as a book chapter published by Cambridge University Press.