In his personal life, James has always had a passion for music and is a long-time guitarist.  He is also an avid cyclist and skier.

He is a staunch supporter of LGBTQ rights and a donor to Liberty City LGBTQ Democratic Club. 

He is also a tireless supporter of the environment serving as a volunteer crew chief for Friends of the Wissahickon and a volunteer for the Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers.

In addition, James serves as a volunteer for Race for the Cure - Philadelphia.