Rachel E. James

Area of Emphasis

Rachel James is an associate in the Energy and Natural Resources Group of Babst Calland. Ms. James counsels various energy, oil, gas and mineral-related clients on transaction matters as they relate to gas title issues and opinions.


Ms. James graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, earning a B.A. as a double major in Economics and Political Science. She received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2009. While in law school, she interned for Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Maureen Lally-Green and for the Juvenile Court Division of the Allegheny County Public Defender’s office.

After law school, Ms. James was a land agent for an oil and gas broker where she worked on title and curative matters. Prior to rejoining Babst Calland in 2015, Ms. James worked as an in-house attorney for an energy company focusing on title, curative and due diligence.

Memberships and Affiliations

Ms. James is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.