Jim grew up in Golden, Colorado and earned his B.A. degree with distinction in mathematics at the University of Colorado in 1969 as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa scholastic fraternity. In 1973 he received a Master of Divinity degree at the University of Denver Iliff School of Theology. In 1979 he graduated from the University of Denver Law School and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in that same year.
Member in good standing with the National College of DUI Defense from 1997-2006
Founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association.
Admitted to practice before both Colorado and the Federal Courts and is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.
U.S. Army Veteran - Security Agency 177th ASA Company in Korea