Jim helps his clients solve their biggest problems both in and out of the courtroom. He is skilled at crisis management and zealously represents his clients throughout the legal process. An experienced and strong litigator is often the best deterrent to costly litigation. Jim works with clients in an effort to avoid escalation of matters and end disputes. He knows most disputes settle and that the client facing litigation is best served by exploring early in the process the likely outcome in reaching an agreeable resolution before legal expenses mount.

Honest assessment of likely results and cost is key to true success, which usually means putting the dispute to rest and getting back to business and/or on with your life. Jim speaks candidly with his clients to help them make informed settlement decisions in their best interest in hopes of achieving prompt settlement where possible.

Sometimes in litigation the stakes are too high or the adversary is too stubborn. In such circumstances, the only option is to fight to win. Jim is a battle-tested and seasoned litigator with significant trial experience, providing his clients the best chance of a successful outcome.

Jim focuses on litigating a diverse array of disputes. Because he believes he can litigate any case, anytime, anyplace, he does not limit the types of cases he handles. He has, however, developed considerable expertise in business litigation, personal injury, insurance matters, real estate litigation, family law, criminal (misdemeanor) law and probate litigation.  He has represented individuals, families, municipalities including Police & Fire Departments, apartment complexes, restaurants, Fortune 500 companies including insurance, financial, oil & gas, and construction, physicians, hospitals and law firms. Jim has sat in 3 of the 4 attorney chairs in a Courtroom having received successful verdicts while representing both plaintiffs and defendants in multi-million dollar civil lawsuits. He has also secured an acquittal in a criminal matter. He typically handles several trials, mediations or arbitrations a year in the following types of cases:

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Misdemeanors
  • Probate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Property Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Insurance Litigation

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