About James

James grew up in Minnesota, then graduated from the University of California, San Diego and Brooklyn Law School. A computer enthusiast since the Web’s early days, he first became interested in the law as it began to interact with the Internet. That interest has developed into the practice of both consumer and Internet-related law. In addition to the law, his interests include linguistics and genre fiction.

James is admitted to the bars of Minnesota, New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia, and to the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.

His pro bono service to indigent clients in Brooklyn, New York was repeatedly recognized by the Brooklyn Bar Association and by the New York State Bar Association‘s Empire State CounselĀ® program.

James is a member of multiple bar associations, including the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Practice Areas

Consumer Debt & Bankruptcy; Consumer Rights

James can help you resolve your debts through any or all of:

  • Defending creditors’ lawsuits
  • Holding abusive debt collectors accountable
  • Consumer bankruptcy (Chapter 7 & Chapter 13)

He can also help you fight back against deceptive and fraudulent advertising or business practices.

Internet Law

As a long-time computer and Internet enthusiast and professional, James brings great breadth and depth of experience to the field of Internet law. His practice in this area serves individuals and small businesses, primarily in the fields of free speech and Internet security, including abuse prevention and incident response. His extensive technical expertise can help you resolve legal issues with technology more efficiently, and can reduce much of the need for consultants in complex cases.

Contact James

By e-mail:

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By telephone:

(612) 254-2214

By mail:

James P. Renken, PLLC
PO Box 583097
Minneapolis, MN 55458-3097

James offers free 30-minute consultations for most cases within his practice areas. Evening and weekend hours are available.

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