James is a local having been born in the Latrobe Valley. He was admitted to practice law in 1997. His career in law has varied over the years with experience in areas such as Personal Injuries with Slater & Gordon, Family Law, Commercial and Property Law.
James has been operating the practice since 2003, initially trading as Carbone Trembath Barristers & Solicitors and then also taking over the practice of Paul Violi in 2011.
Outside of the law, James is married and has two children.