Jim was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. After graduating from high school, he attended Columbia University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree while majoring in political science with an emphasis on foreign policy. After college, he attended the Georgetown University Law Center where he obtained his law degree. He enjoys practicing Employment Law and General Commercial Litigation.
During his 40 years of practicing employment law, Jim has handled well over one hundred EEOC claims and defended employers in lawsuits brought under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He believes the best way for employers to avoid EEOC charges and lawsuits is to consult experienced counsel before taking any adverse actions against employers.
Jim also has extensive experience in representing both corporate plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes, including breach of contracts, violation of restrictive covenants, unfair trade practices and banking practices.
In his free time, Jim enjoys golf and bird watching. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of Roselawn Memorial Park and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Central Arkansas Library System.