James Hall has practiced law in Milwaukee since his graduation from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1979. He is a prominent Milwaukee civil rights attorney.

James has been selected to receive the inaugural Robert H Friebert Social Justice Award.

He has devoted his entire life to fighting for civil rights in Milwaukee and across the country. His practice includes general business matters, small business, not-for-profit organizations, litigation, employment and civil rights. He has extensive experience representing plaintiffs in matters involving discrimination in employment, housing and education. James is the former president of the NAACP Milwaukee Branch and is a founding member of 100 Black Men of Milwaukee.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Wisconsin, a past member of the ACLU National Board of Directors, and a past member of the National Board of Directors of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. James is an Instructor/Lecturer for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Community Outreach.

“James Hall embodies the commitment to justice and community that characterized Bob’s life and legacy, “said JCRC Chair Elis Bromberg”

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