I first met Dan James shortly before I became the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas. Prior to that appointment I had practiced Federal White Collar defense for 33 years. I have in the past used many excellent investigators…former FBI, IRS, and CIA agents that had outstanding credentials. However, it wasn’t until I worked with Dan that I realized what a dogged and complete investigator could mean in getting results for a client. Dan’s background and demeanor allows him to locate and interview witnesses and get them to open up and tell their story. He verifies the facts of the story so the attorney is not surprised at trial. His computer forensic expertise coupled with his knowledge of the law involved in the case makes him an integral part of the Defense team. If you hire him, I believe you will come to trust his judgement in developing case strategy as I did.