Before becoming a Family Law Attorney, Jim had a 20-year career in the United States Air Force. After returning from Northern Iraq and graduating from the William S. Boyd School of Law, Jim started a second career. While at Boyd, Jim was an Editor for the school’s Law Review and represented the school in appellate argument competitions as a member of the Society of Advocates.
After graduating, Jim accepted a position with the Honorable Sandra L. Pomrenze to serve as her Law Clerk in the Family Court. In September of 2006, Jim joined a boutique law firm that specialized in Family Law. After nearly five (5) years of sharpening his litigation and negotiation skills, Jim opened his own Law Office and continues to concentrate in Family Law in Las Vegas and Pahrump. Since entering private practice, Jim has established a reputation of being a reasonable but zealous advocate for his clients.
Jim has participated in a number of town hall meetings and open forums on equality issues with respect to custodial and adoption rights. He has also authored an article on the same subject, which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
When the Nevada Legislature passed Nevada’s Domestic Partnership Act, Jim quickly identified the need to inform the community of their Rights and Responsibilities regarding Domestic Partnerships. In conjunction with the Gay & Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada and the ACLU, Jim has conducted over 100 open-forums on Domestic Partnerships. Jim is a recognized expert in Domestic Partnership Law, having been asked and having spoken at events sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, Wells-Fargo, We Are Family, UNLV Boyd School of Law, and Nevada State Bar’s Family Section. An accomplished speaker, Jim, has appeared on KNPR’s “State of Nevada” and continues to conduct interviews with local and national media outlets regarding Domestic Partnership Law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Marriage Equality, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Jim continues to practice, exclusively, in family law and has over 15 years of experience in Family Law; helping over 1000 families with their Family Law matters. The most notable case resulted in Nevada’s recognition of the Equitable Adoption Doctrine and was the subject of an article in the Nevada State Bar’s “Nevada Lawyer” magazine. In addition to litigating cases, Jim sits as a Pro Tem Hearing Master in the Child Support Enforcement Court and is the Chair of the LGBT Section of the Nevada State Bar.
In his spare time, Jim enjoys spending time with his puppies, flying his drones, and going on adventures in his RV.
Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Air Medal (2)
Ariel Achievement Medal (2)
Armed Force Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Merit (2)
Combat Readiness Medal (3)
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Award (4)
Air Force Training Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (4)
Coast Guard Unit Commendation (2)
Nevada Law Journal (Law Review)
Society of Advocates
Nevada Street Law
Journal of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers – 2009 – Protecting Children and the Custodial Rights of Co-Habitants
QVegas Magazine – 2014 – Equality Days.