James graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2002 with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 2008, he married his wife Ali, and they have twin daughters, Kaylie and Kendall. Away from the office, James spends his time traveling, boating, scuba diving, fishing, and hunting. James enjoys participating in various community organizations also. Through his career he has served on the board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, Young Professionals, NSU Athletics, and the LABI Emerging Leaders Council.