Specialty Law

Specialty Law

At James, Vernon & Weeks P.A., we pride ourselves on helping people solve problems. Click through the following areas to see if we can be of assistance:

Employment Law

Employment Law Attorneys; We Know Employment Rights

Good employment practices are good business and essential for employees and their families. At James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A., we stand up for legal business practices for both employees and employers. Representing both provides us unique insight into protecting and advancing our client’s rights. Whether the job is pro-active advice to avoid employment problems or representation to secure and advance legal rights, we know the landscape. We help employers comply with federal and state laws, and we help employees enforce their rights under those laws. Whether you are an employee or employer, you want us on your side.


Representation for Employees


Our lawyers represent employees in a wide range of employment law matters, including:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Workplace discrimination (e.g., race, gender, religions, age, disability and others)
  • Sexual harassment
  • FMLA violations
  • FLSA violation
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Employment agreement disputes
  • Non-compete agreement disputes
  • Unemployment hearings


Representation for Employers

We provide advice and assistance with employment contract disputes, and vigorous representation on behalf of employers accused of wrongful employment practices. Contact us regarding these and other employment law matters:

  • Employer compliance, including FLSA, FLMA, wrongful discharge and sexual harassment
  • Defense of workplace discrimination claims, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA and other federal discrimination claims, as well as claims under state workplace discrimination laws.
  • Defense of wage and hour claims
  • Hiring of professional staff
  • Employment contract disputes
  • Non-compete agreement disputes
  • Severance agreement negotiations
  • Unemployment hearings


Municipal Law

Municipal and Administrative Law Attorneys; We Know The Landscape


James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A., routinely assists municipalities and government agencies with their legal needs. Our clients include cities, highway districts and numerous other governmental entities. We also assist business owners with licensing and regulatory compliance matters and property issues, such as governmental takings.

To speak with an attorney at our firm about a municipal or administrative law matter, contact our law offices in the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to speaking with you about your legal needs.


Representation for Municipalities 


Our lawyers advise municipalities on open meeting laws and provide experienced representation in matters pertaining to eminent domain and other aspects of public municipal business. We are pleased to represent state and local government entities, including cities, counties and political subdivisions.


Representation for Business Owners


We have experience assisting clients with liquor licensing, water licensing, health and welfare licensing, sewer licensing and other licensing matters. We also help clients with regulatory compliance issues.

Intellectual Property

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights


The most valuable and easily lost property rights are intellectual property. Whether you need help obtaining or protecting a patent, trademark or copyright, James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A., can help.


Since 1982, our firm has been relied upon by clients for trusted advice and vigorous representation. We are committed to helping you protect your ideas and inventions. Our attorneys offer a wide range of intellectual property services, including:


  • Patent, trademark and copyright applications
  • Trade secret and other IP advice
  • Prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright infringement claims


To learn more about our intellectual property services, contact our law offices in the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to speaking with you about your legal needs.


Experienced & Personalized Representation


Our attorneys have successfully helped many clients protect their inventions and ideas. We take time to work closely with our clients, identify their goals and pursue their objectives. Our legal team includes a registered patent attorney who is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and who is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).