Office: (816) 382-1382
Mobile: (816) 914-5990

Practice Areas
Business and Commercial Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Construction Litigation
Creditors’ Rights Litigation
Employment Law
Insurance Litigation/Coverage Analysis
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Professional Liability and Malpractice
Trucking Litigation

Trials: Jim has tried in excess of 75 jury trials and often serves as an arbitrator and mediator.

Bar Admissions
Missouri, 1983
Kansas, 1988
Nebraska, 2003
U.S. District Court

District of Kansas
Western District of Missouri
Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. Court of Appeals

Eighth Circuit
Tenth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

University of Missouri — Columbia (J.D. 1983)

Note and Comment Editor, Missouri Law Review, 1982 and 1983
Author: “Perjured Alibi Testimony: The Defense Attorney’s Conflicting Duties.” 48 Missouri Law Review 257, 1983.

University of Missouri — Columbia (B.S., B.A. 1980)

Professional Affiliations
Council on Litigation Management
Defense Research Institute
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors 2004–2011)
Nebraska Bar Association
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Special Designations
AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
Fellow — American College of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Best of the Bar/Kansas City Business Journal
Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers
Missouri Bar — Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Performance Evaluation Committee
International Order of Barristers
Themis Advocates Group

Jim is a speaker on legal topics including bad faith litigation, wrongful death litigation, damages, and trial strategy and presentation.