James Lockett

James Lockett


James Lockett is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr. Lockett focuses his practice on general civil litigation and assists clients in all phases of the litigation process.

Mr. Lockett has experience with contract disputes, healthcare litigation and the federal False Claims Act (FCA).

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Lockett is active in pro bono work and has completed more than 100 hours of pro bono service while in law school. He drafted an American Bar Association (ABA) resolution recommending changes to the current service discharge upgrade process by the Department of Defense, which was subsequently formally adopted by the ABA. He has also represented veterans in obtaining service discharge upgrades. Mr. Lockett also successfully assisted his former linguist evacuate his family from Afghanistan and has assisted them in completing their visa applications.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Lockett was a summer associate in the firm's Boston office. He also is a veteran who served for over seven years as an infantry officer and captain in the U.S. Army and was deployed three times to Afghanistan.

During law school, Mr. Lockett taught constitutional law to inner-city high school students as a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow.


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Virginia Military Institute, B.A., International Studies and Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Public Citizenship Award, Suffolk University Law School
  • Pro Bono Award, 100 or More Pro Bono Hours, Suffolk University Law School