Jim Coulter is an associate in the firm’s Financial Industry and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practices. He joined Goodwin in 2014.

Mr. Coulter is admitted to practice in New York only. His application to the D.C. Bar is pending. He is working under the supervision of the partners at Goodwin.




Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Coulter served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Fox, Senior United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Before law school, Mr. Coulter was a clinical social worker at a psychiatric hospital.


In law school, Mr. Coulter served as an articles editor for the North Carolina Law Review. He is the author of “After United States v. White, Will the Fourth Circuit Ever Permit Forcible Medication to Restore Competency for Defendants Charged with Nonviolent Crimes?,” 90 N.C. L. Rev. 551 (2012). Mr. Coulter was also the recipient of the Brooks Award for law review excellence as a second-year law review staff member.





J.D., 2012
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

(with High Honors, Order of the Coif)

M.S.W., 2005
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A., 2003
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


2012 to 2014 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Honorable James C. Fox



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