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Raymond K. James, of counsel at Coan & Lyons, specializes in housing and urban affairs, real estate, legislation, and litigation.


Previous Employment

  • Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation,
    – Chief Counsel, 1977-81
    – Acting Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, 1978-79
    – Chairman, Alaska Railroad Management Committee, 1978-81
  • Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development, Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives,
    – Chief Counsel, 1975-77
    – Counsel, 1973-75
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
    – Assistant General Counsel for Legislative Services, 1971-73
    – Legislative Attorney, 1967-71
  • Subcommittee on State Taxation of Interstate Commerce, Judiciary Committee, U.S. House of Representatives,
    – Counsel, 1963-66

Professional Association & Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • National Leased Housing Association
  • Culpepper Garden Retirement Community
    – Member Board of Directors, 1985-89
  • National Housing Task Force, Staff Member, 1987-88