Champions Of Labor For More Than 40 Years

Wallington, James F.

  • Partner




(212) 652-3891



In his more than thirty years of law practice, Mr. Wallington has been engaged by labor organizations and individuals to serve as lead litigation attorney in complex civil litigation involving trials, motions practice and discovery in US District Courts, state trial courts, federal and state appellate courts, federal and state administrative agencies and private dispute resolution proceedings. He has served as legal advisor to union negotiators of collective bargaining agreements in trucking, healthcare, construction and other private industries, and advising union negotiators of collective bargaining agreements with public employers. He serves as legal advisor to officers of labor organizations regarding federal reporting/disclosure law compliance and internal union constitution matters. Mr. Wallington provides legal advice and litigation representation on behalf of employees in employment, EEO and benefits disputes with private and public employers.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Wallington also represented clients in litigation on behalf of workers in fatal and non-fatal coal mining accidents and on behalf of workers injured by occupational exposure to asbestos. Upon his 1980 graduation from the West Virginia University College of Law, Mr. Wallington was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia providing legal advice and litigation on behalf of state agencies regulating mine safety and oil and gas production.

Areas Of Practice

  • Labor & Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1993
  • West Virginia, 1980


  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • J.D. - 1980
  • West Virginia University
    • A.B. - 1975

Past Employment Positions

  • Baptiste & Wilder, P.C. of Washington, DC – 1992 through 2022
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Legal Department – 1989 through 1992
  • Hostler and Segal of Charleston, WV – 1984 through 1988
  • Office of the Attorney General, State of West Virginia – 1980 through 1984