James E. Tyrrell III

Tyrrell James

Jim Tyrrell III is a partner in the Political Law and Nonprofit Practices in Venable's Washington, DC office, where he focuses on complex political law compliance and campaign finance regulation for a wide range of corporate and political clients. Prior to joining Venable, Jim worked at a national law firm, where he counseled and advised state and national party committees, PACs, super PACs, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and trade associations on federal and state campaign finance laws, government ethics rules, lobbying disclosure, and pay-to-play laws. 

Jim has represented numerous clients in enforcement actions, investigations, audits, and advisory opinion requests before the Federal Election Commission and state election enforcement agencies. He has significant experience litigating before federal and state courts with respect to issues of election law and campaign finance, constitutional law, congressional and legislative redistricting, and administrative law. Earlier in his career, Jim clerked for the Chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

Jim has been recognized as a Rising Star for Legislative & Governmental Affairs in 2017 and 2018 by Super Lawyers.




  • J.D. Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law 2010
    • Note and Comment Editor, Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy
  • B.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics University of Pennsylvania 2003

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Washington, DC, 2018 – 2020