James Creekmore


In 2006, after more than a decade of private practice with prominent Virginia firms, James Creekmore opened The Creekmore Law Firm in Southwest Virginia. The Firm’s practice is balanced between business litigation and business counseling, with particular attention given to the protection and enforcement of its clients’ intellectual property rights. Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and business agreements such as noncompetition, nondisclosure, nonsolicitation and licensing agreements, as well as other business competition issues, frequently are the focus of the Firm’s client engagements and litigation matters. James and his team spend a lot of time with entrepreneurs and emerging and growing companies helping them understand and navigate the laws that pertain to virtually every aspect of their operation, and helping position them for growth and success in the highly competitive and fast-paced markets in which they exist.

James enjoys an AV certification rating by the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating system – the highest achievable in both legal ability and ethical standards – and consistently is selected by his peers as one of Virginia’ s “Legal Elite” and as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” in the field of Intellectual Property Law.

A seasoned litigator, James Creekmore thrives in the courtroom.  He has experience litigating in state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the United States.  He has handled litigation involving complex intellectual property, contract, and business disputes.  He has obtained favorable rulings for his client before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Practice Areas: Intellectual PropertyBusiness Litigation, Business CounselingAppeals

Attorney Experience

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

College of William & Mary, J.D., 1993

  • William & Mary Law Review, Editorial Board

University of Virginia, 1990

    • The Creekmore Law Firm PC, 2006 to Present, Blacksburg, VA
    • Leclair Ryan PC, 2005–2006, Roanoke, VA
    • Woods Rogers PLC, 1995–2005, Roanoke, VA
    • The Honorable James C. Fox, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.C., 1993-1995, Wilmington, NC

Mr. Creekmore has spoken on a variety of topics to entrepreneurs and business owners and would be happy to speak to your organization. Please contact us to inquire about his availability.

540-443-9350 ext. 701


CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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