Jim is an experienced, trained mediator - he excels in conflict resolution
Of course each situation is different, but we always strive for a "win/win" resolution that doesn't always require costly litigation.
The firm has handled complex and simple family law cases since its inception. Jim has always handled family law cases since he entered practice. We strive to meet the needs of the client. Domestic matters can be filled with anxiety and conflict and we pride ourselves on our attentiveness to our clients’ needs and concerns. Jim has taught as a paralegal instructor in family law and has litigated cases in every district in the state regarding domestic matters. We have handled divorces in which millions of dollars, businesses, property and custody of children were at issue and have also handled the simplest divorces.While some firms pride themselves on representing fathers or mothers rights, we believe that each parent has rights and that our job is to defend our client’s rights under the law, regardless of gender, social status, race or any other factors. If you have a question as to your rights, we encourage you to contact us and we will respond to it promptly.
The firm represents injured parties in personal injury lawsuits, including slip and fall, automobile accidents, assault/battery and insurance bad faith practices. We have also successfully represented Defendants to suits for assault and battery.
Dependency and Neglect
We have extensive trial experience in defending Respondents and Special Respondents in actions in which the children have been removed from the home on allegations of dependency and/or neglect. We have knowledge and experience and know how to work with social services, the county attorney’s and the Guardian ad Litem to reunify the family as quickly as possible. We have also successfully defended termination hearings such that our client did not permanently lose his/her parental rights.