James P. Garay HeelanAssociate Attorney
James P. Garay Heelan practices federal personnel and employment law as an associate* with the law firm of Shaw Bransford & Roth. Mr. Garay Heelan joined the firm in June 2012. Mr. Garay Heelan received his B.A. from St. John’s University in 2007 and received his J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2010.
While in law school, Mr. Garay Heelan served two semesters as a judicial intern at the United States Court of Federal Claims in the chambers of the Honorable Loren A. Smith, where he worked on cases brought by individuals, including federal employees, against the federal government. Mr. Garay Heelan also served as a judicial intern at the Seventh Circuit Court of Maryland in the chambers of the Honorable C. Philip Nichols, Jr.
Additionally, Mr. Garay Heelan was an intern at a law firm supporting litigation on behalf of American Indian communities against the federal government for violation of the federal trust relationship with those communities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Garay Heelan represented employers in unemployment insurance appeals before the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Areas of Practice
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland