A. James Casner moved to the Virgin Islands in 1987. He began his practice of law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1984 with the Boston based law firm of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster concentrating his practice in both real estate and banking, including representation of developers, banks, buyers, sellers, borrowers and title companies. In 1987, he joined the St. Thomas firm of Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig and became a partner in 1991. He joined Duensing & Casner in 1998 and continues his practice representing clients in all aspects of real estate, financing, development and banking. Rated AV Preeminent for over 25 years and top ranked Band 1 Business Lawyer Chamber and Partners ranking system.
- Admitted to Bar: Massachusetts (1985); Virgin Islands (1988)
- Education: Boston University (B.S., cum laude, 1979); Boston College Law School (J.D., 1984). Editor-in-Chief, Boston College Third World Law Journal, 1983-1984.
Author: Note, “Letters of Credit: Iranian Cases and the Need to Adapt Letters of Credit to Their Proposed Uses”, IV Boston College Third World Law Journal 221, 1984. Author/Lecturer, National Business Institute, “Advanced Real Estate Law in the Virgin Islands – Procuring and Insuring Free and Clear Title”, 1993.
- Member: Virgin Islands, Massachusetts and American (Member, Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) Bar Associations. Certified Mediator for the Superior and Federal District Courts of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Practice Areas:Real Property Law, Banking and Finance, Business Matters, Condominium Law, and Land Use Planning .