James P. Tuite's practice focuses on complex civil and regulatory litigation, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting the energy industry.
Mr. Tuite has represented energy, natural resource, transportation, telecommunications and health care companies in federal district court trials and before federal and state agencies. He has handled cases involving administrative law, antitrust, constitutional law, federal preemption, energy and transportation regulation, royalties and natural resource valuation, the False Claims Act, patent infringement, Medicare contracts, and federal and state taxation. Many of Mr. Tuite’s cases have had substantial economic issues at their core; as a result, he has worked with some of the nation's foremost economists in the development and presentation of expert testimony. A seasoned appellate advocate, Mr. Tuite has argued more than a dozen cases before the U.S. courts of appeals and prepared numerous briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Tuite received his A.B. in economics from Duke University in 1970 and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1973. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the majority of the federal courts of appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a board member of the Council for Court Excellence, a nonprofit civic organization that works to improve the administration of justice in the local and federal courts in Washington, D.C.more » « less