Jim brings over 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer to the CZR team. As a diligent and compassionate attorney Jim’s greatest satisfaction comes from having the opportunity to represent people who have been injured or lost a loved one. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara in Political Science, Jim attended University of La Verne College of Law, passing the Bar in 1979. He went on to graduate from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College with Nick Rowley in 2004 and served on the Alumni Board there for 3 years.
Early in Jim’s career he worked as a trial attorney in Ontario, California at Vinnedge, Lance and Glenn for 10 years, the last few as a partner. Moving on to solo practice in 1992 he was often consulted and associated by attorneys to assist them with difficult personal injury and medical malpractice cases. In 2018 he joined CZR as Partner based in Santa Barbara. Jim and his wife Monika treasure time in the outdoors and are active in a number of outdoor sports.