Jim is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and focuses his practice on Employment Counseling and Litigation. He represents a variety of employers in union campaigns, National Labor Relations Board charges, collective bargaining, discrimination and human resource issues. His clients work in a variety of industries, including automotive, construction, hospitality, manufacturing and health care.

Jim counsels operations and human resource executives on a variety of issues regarding the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures. He counsels employers facing
labor and employment issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, personnel transactions, and also advises on preventive labor and employment strategies and training.

Throughout his career, Jim has represented single employers and hundreds of companies in multi-employer negotiations covering thousands of employees, and filed appearances in more than 300 cases where a union election was being conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. He has also successfully negotiated first contracts after certification.

Honors & Awards: 
  • Elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Employment Law and Labor Law, 2010 - present
Professional Activities: 

Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
M.S., Loyola University Chicago, Master of Science in Industrial Relations
B.S., Indiana University

State Bar Admissions


Federal Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court
Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals
Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court, Western District of Ohio