Areas of PracticeBankruptcy / Debt Relief Civil Litigation Collections Divorce / Family Law Landlord & Tenant Law
Jim was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1962. After graduating high school in Portland, Maine, he graduated of Brown University with Honors (BA 1985), New York University (MA, Political Science, Methodology) and the University of Maine School of Law (JD 1991). In Law School, he was President of the International Law Students Association. Following his graduation, he was the Law Clerk for Judge James B. Haines of the United States Bankruptcy Court, 1991-92. He is admitted to the Penobscot Tribal Court, United States District Court and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals and is a member of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Penobscot, Maine, and American Bar Associations.
His areas of practice include bankruptcy, divorce and family law, guardianship and probate litigation, collection matters, and educational law.
Jim is a founding member of the board of the Maine Infantry Foundation. Jim was previously the Chairman of the Campaign for Justice Steering Committee, a Board Member of Pine Tree Legal Assistance and was a founder of the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project program with Northern Light Acadia Hospital. He lives in Bangor and in off-hours spends time in Downeast Maine, and enjoys kayaking, travel, history and archaeology and painting.