Jim works with Keith Williams on injury cases and he also heads up the disability section of our firm. Jim is instrumental in the appellate portion of our firm and is an excellent writer. He brings the experience and perspective he gained from defending big companies and government entities to now fight on behalf of individuals like you and your family, who have been injured or otherwise harmed by the negligence of others. Spending the first five years of his practice in large defense-oriented firms gave Jim an insider’s perspective when representing plaintiffs, allowing him to look at a case from the other side’s point of view and to tailor our client’s case to protect them from the legal attacks by insurance lawyers.
Jim lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife Jennifer and their two children. Before moving to be near family in Tennessee, Jim lived in California. There he attended the University of Southern California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and History. Then, with his growing family as added motivation, Jim graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, cum laude, in 2000, and received the Order of the Coif. While at Loyola, Jim was a Sayre MacNeil Scholar, received the Dean’s Academic Honors Scholarship, was an editor and staff member on the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, and received American Jurisprudence/Bancroft Whitney Awards and Loyola First Honors Awards for the highest grades in a number of classes.
Jim was appointed to the Tennessee Association for Justice’s Board of Governors for the 2013/14 year. He authors The People’s Voice, a quarterly newsletter for Keith Williams Law Group.
Jim has been practicing law since 2000 and is licensed in both Tennessee and California. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in both Tennessee and California, as well as the Federal District Courts for the Middle District of Tennessee, Eastern District of Tennessee, and the Central District of California.