James P. Hoffa is an American attorney, best known as the incumbent general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Born to Jimmy Hoffa, the former general president of the Teamsters, James was raised in an upper-middle-class family. Following his high-school graduation, he earned an economics degree and a law degree from the University of Michigan and ended up working as an attorney with Teamsters. In the late 1990s, he was elected as the president of the Teamsters. He continues to serve in the position to this day, after being re-elected five times so far. One of the main reasons for his popularity is his constant drive to work for union members such as the carhaulers, airline workers, and drivers. He ensured the ratification of many contracts that benefitted the workers directly. He also led his workers to strike against various government trade policies. Many successful protests over the years led to the Teamsters emerging as a powerful political force. He endorsed Barack Obama during the 2008 general elections and remained a great admirer of his policies throughout his 8-year tenure.