Jim is a founding partner of the firm and practices exclusively in the area of family law. His practice includes representation of divorcing spouses, serving as an arbitrator to decide divorce cases, and consulting with attorneys, accountants and valuation experts in complex asset/valuation cases. He has been honored by his peers with his election as a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1989), an AV rating in the "Martindale-Hubbel Legal Directory," inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America" and the "Martindale-Hubbel Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers," and election as chair of the Family Law Section of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association and President of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer.
Counties of Cuyahoga, Granger and Lake. Ohio Chapter, Secretary Treasurer, 1995-1996. Completed Academy Arbitration Training, Nov. 1990. Member, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 1990-91. Chairman, Annual Cleveland Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, 1988, 1989 and 1990. Lecturer in Matrimonial Law for Ohio Chapter AAML and other organizations. Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America" and Martindale Hubble "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers." B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1968, J. D. Ohio State University, 1973.