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 District of Minnesota, 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.

Contact James

By e-mail:

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By telephone:

(612) 254-2214

By mail:

James P. Renken, PLLC
P.O. Box 440
Northfield, MN 55057-0440

James is not currently accepting new cases or consultations. Please visit LawHelpMN.org for free or low-cost help with legal problems in Minnesota.

Practice Areas

Consumer Debt & Consumer Rights

James can help you defend creditors’ lawsuits and fight back against fraudulent business practices.

Internet Law

As a long-time Internet infrastructure professional, James brings broad and deep experience to the field of Internet law. He can help individuals, small businesses, and other attorneys with almost all Internet-related issues. His technical expertise can help you resolve legal issues with technology quickly, efficiently, and accurately.