Denise James, Attorney

Denise James - Tanko Law OfficeDenise James, Attorney

Denise James achieved her undergraduate degree in Oklahoma and her Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine University School of Law. Denise also received a concurrent Master’s Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation) from Pepperdine’s prestigious Straus Institute, ranked number one in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Denise is a licensed Attorney in the States of Oklahoma, California and Montana!

While attending law school, Denise volunteered with Pepperdine’s Center for Community Development and Service, mentoring and tutoring Los Angeles’s inner-city children and lecturing in various venues, including prisons, on the topic of domestic violence. Denise’s name is forever engraved in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Wall of Tolerance” for her work towards a more just America.

Denise and her husband have been married for 12 years and moved to Montana in 2013. They are thrilled to call the Flathead Valley home. While she is not working, Denise spends most of her time writing, motorcycling, weight-lifting, relaxing with her rescue dogs and exploring the outdoors.

Denise is also an assistant coach at Glacier Gymnastics, a published author of both southern and paranormal fiction, a Certified Pet Nutrition Specialist, Canine Massage Therapist, and now a SPARTAN!

An avid sports fan, Denise is the President of the OU Club of Northwest Montana and the proudest Sooner in the valley!