University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law,
University of Missouri-Columbia,
M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1979
B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1977
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Illinois Bar
The Missouri Bar
Thompson Coburn LLP
Lockheed California Company
Senior Scientist, 1979-1984
As part of his pro bono work, Jim has assisted member of a downtown St. Louis neighborhood to organize and begin effectively combating crime and quality of-life issues they face on a daily basis.
Jim practices in the firms litigation area with emphasis inland-use litigation, environmental contamination and product liability defense.
Recent efforts have focused on oil & gas surface and subsurface access, ground water contamination and the protection/renewal of urban neighborhoods.
He also has extensive experience in both individual and mass tort cases involving consumer products. All of these efforts have led him to appear in both state and federal courts spanning the country from Minnesota to Texas and from California to New Jersey. On behalf of Thompson Coburn clients, he has challenged numerous federal administrative decisions, particularly those by the Bureau of Land Management.
Jim's advanced degrees in engineering and years of experience as a senior scientist at a major aerospace manufacturer give him special insights into technical and scientific issues.