James Biese graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Public Administration. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin, graduating magna cum laude. During law school, James was an intern for Chief Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and was a Note and Comment Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review.
Following law school, James was a law clerk for the Brown County Circuit Court in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Additionally, he served as law clerk to Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
James was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2010. He is a member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.