Jim Wade has tried numerous criminal and civil cases across the United States. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1980. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation since 2006, Commercial Litigation since 1983, Personal Injury Litigation since 2011, and White Collar Criminal Defense since 2006 and in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
For more than twenty years, Mr. Wade served as outside counsel to the Connecticut Democratic Party, and he has represented three Connecticut governors in litigation. He was responsible for drafting the procedural and substantive rules of the party and represented them before the United States Supreme Court in connection with a reapportionment case. Mr. Wade has represented numerous public officials in Connecticut in litigation involving constitutional election and voting issues.
In the last several years, Mr. Wade has tried, on behalf of major corporations and their employees, complex criminal and civil cases involving antitrust, securities fraud, government contracting fraud, mail fraud, and public corruption. He has also represented numerous Fortune 500 companies on various compliance issues, including grand jury investigation compliance, securities regulation, banking issues, and environmental concerns, as well as in numerous contractual and business disputes.