White-Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations; Civil Litigation; Crisis Management
One of Neal & Harwell’s most experienced Members and Executive Committee Member, Jim represents a range of diverse clients, both corporate and individual. Notable trials and representations include the Twilight Zone, representing Director John Landis and representing Exxon Mobil Corporation in the Exxon Valdez oil spill, co-counsel with the late James Neal; multiple civil trials, defending Exxon Mobil Corporation in Maryland state court trials; Southeastern Conference (anti-trust); General Motors, LLC (ignition switch recall); Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.; and American Baptist College.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations; Supreme Court Historical Society
Vanderbilt University; Vanderbilt University Law School; Vanderbilt University Law School Board of Advisors