Jim is a top trial lawyer, with experience as first chair in more than 30 jury cases and numerous bench trials. He handles complex business and civil litigation through mediation, arbitration and trial. His practice has included complex contract and tort claims in healthcare, agriculture, mutual funds, hedge funds, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, distribution, securities and other industries. Jim also has handled many cases based on misappropriation of trade secrets and non-competes. He has recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements for businesses in commercial disputes. Jim's experience handling class actions includes those involving real estate closing practices, medical monitoring, insurance claims practices, hospital pricing to uninsured patients, natural gas measurement, gasoline measurement, airline ticketing practices, price fixing, municipal bond fraud and others. He also represents companies and shareholders in shareholder disputes.
Jim has handled complex product liability claims for a variety of products, including automobile equipment, asbestos, beryllium, pesticides, medical devices, gas turbines, farm equipment and cigarette products. In addition, he defends engineers and lawyers in cases alleging professional negligence and has served as expert witness in legal malpractice cases.