Areas of Practice
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    JD, 2017
    Lead Articles Editor, Law and Psychology Review

  • Rhodes College
    BA, International Studies and Political Science, 2013
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
James Artzer
One Midtown Plaza, Suite 1030
1360 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404.870.7523 tel
404.870.7558 fax

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James Artzer is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses on construction and infrastructure projects, contract review and negotiation, and construction litigation.

James has represented several clients in multimillion-dollar International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitrations in the construction industry. Additionally, James has experience representing clients in state and federal court in Georgia. He also assists clients in contract drafting and negotiation in advance of the construction phase.

While in law school, James served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judge L. Scott Coogler of the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Additionally, James served as a member of the University of Alabama School of Law Jessup International Moot Court Team, arguing as an oral advocate during competition.


  • Eagle Scout recipient (2008)

Representative Matters

  • Represented an international corporation in a $100 million ICC arbitration against an equipment supplier and its mechanical installer on the construction of a greenfield industrial project
  • Represented an international owner in a multi-party $80 million ICC arbitration related to the construction of a $1 billion industrial plant
  • Represented a European global supplier of electromechanical systems and services in a $150 million ICC arbitration related to the construction of a multi-turbine hydropower plant in a remote region of South America
  • Represented an international contractor in a claim before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals related to the rehabilitation and restoration of a major national historic site
  • Represented a joint venture between two national general contractors in a $25 million state-court action for a public nuisance related to the construction of a municipal emergency water supply reservoir
  • Advised an international supplier of integrated mission-critical structures regarding contract drafting and negotiations for multiple projects across the country



  • “The Federal False Claims Act: Even Routine Pay Applications Can Be a Trap”
    Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, Construction Law Newsletter, April 2018