Jim has spent his life serving others. Prior to practicing law, he served more than 20 years as a firefighter and paramedic, with his career culminating as a Fire Chief. Throughout his time in public safety, he regularly provided high-energy training and instruction to firefighters across the country. In 2011, the Alabama Fire College recognized Jim as Fire Instructor of the Year.
Jim graduated from Athens State University with a degree in Public Safety and Health Administration, and he earned his Master of Science in Emergency Management from Jacksonville State University. Jim received his law degree from Birmingham School of Law, where he graduated with honors. While in law school, Jim served on the Mock Trial Team, and he was a member of the Judge Hugh Locke Honor Society and Delta Theta Phi.
Before joining our firm in February 2022, Jim practiced workers’ compensation and employer liability law. His diversified experience and attention to detail make him a champion for our clients in a wide variety of matters. Jim’s public safety background positioned him to be a passionate defender of first responders and allows him to offer unique and personalized representation in local government affairs. Jim is a fierce advocate for those charged with crimes, and as a certified Guardian ad Litem, he works tirelessly to protect the best interests of children throughout Alabama. Jim is a member of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Shelby County Bar Association.
In 2022, Jim won the Birmingham Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Cornhole Tournament. A native of Pell City, Alabama, Jim currently resides in Alabaster with his wife and sons.