My practice is supported by law clerks, paralegals, and others who enhance the client experience and provide for cost-effective delegation of certain tasks and duties where an attorney's personal time is not otherwise required. No one lawyer can hold him or herself out to be fully versed in all areas of the law, and while I am confident of my abilities and experience in areas where I regularly practice, I also recognize that there are certain areas of the law where a detailed knowledge of a subject area (or familiarity with a particular courthouse somewhere beyond the geographic area where I frequently appear) is important. Where appropriate, I work with clients to engage co-counsel who have a specific expertise in an area of the law, or experience practicing in courts other than those in which I am licensed to practice, and we work together to serve the client's best interests in a cost-effective manner. All work is performed under my direct supervision, and to my exacting standards.
Here's some of what Jim has done. ..
Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School (1984)
- Editorial Board, Michigan Law Review
- graduated cum laude
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism (1980)
District of Columbia and Maryland State Courts, United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals (Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit, District of Columbia Circuit, Federal Circuit) , United States District Courts (District of Columbia, Maryland), United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Tax Court.
Honors and Awards:
Martindale-Hubbell "A-V Pre-eminent", highest possible peer rating for ethics and quality of practice
Top 5% of District of Columbia rated lawyers on SuperLawyers.
District of Columbia Bar "Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year"
District of Columbia Distinguished Public Service Award
Elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, ANC6B03, 2015-2019
Former Chair, D.C. Commission on Human Rights
Board of Directors, Capitol Hill Community Foundation
Board of Directors, Capitol Hill Assn. for Merchants and Professionals (CHAMPS)
Board of Directors, Capitol Hill Community Health Center
Former Board Member, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Former Board Member, Washington Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Former Trustee, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
Bard Association, Shakespeare Theatre Company
Lawyer's Committee, Washington Performing Arts
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