Jim is a business attorney and trial lawyer. Since beginning his law practice in 2008, Jim has gained a reputation as an insightful and results-driven advocate, both in handling disputes and crafting excellent business contracts. Jim took dozens of jury trials to verdict as a Colorado State Public Defender and has since successfully represented clients through transactions, negotiations and litigation. Jim recently won a civil trial in King County Superior Court securing a verdict that held one small business partner liable for fraud and breach of fiduciary duties. Clients value his seasoned and strategic awareness of leverage and his unwavering commitment to preparing each case with the full force of his practice.
Inside of his larger business law practice, Jim is immersed in the constantly evolving landscape of cannabis law and helps his clients, many of whom are small business owners, grow their businesses and thrive in this unique market. Jim is a creative and forward-thinking individual who will fight for your business.
Jim is licensed in Washington and Colorado, and is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder. He is passionate about safeguarding the rights of persons living with mental illness and remains committed to providing pro bono advocacy for vulnerable adults. Jim loves playing music with his two young children and exploring the wilds and milds of Puget Sound.
University of Colorado School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2008
ABA Trial Team
Judicial Internship, Colorado Court of Appeals
Illinois State University
B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude
Departmental Honors in Psychology
Illinois State Classical Guitar Ensemble
Activities & Affiliations
• Washington State Bar Association, Member
• King County Bar Association, Member
• Renton Technical College: Legal Assistant Program, Advisory Board Chair
• Washington (active), Colorado (inactive)
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