Jim is a litigation attorney with significant experience handling a wide variety of cases arising in federal and state court as well as administrative proceedings. His background, which includes 20 years of government service as a tank and scout platoon leader in the Army and then as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Department of Justice, provides him with a unique skill set to handle unusual and complex disputes that require versatility and creative thinking. Jim displayed these traits most recently in expedited litigation and trials before both the South Carolina Public Service Commission and the U.S. District Court in the District of South Carolina protecting ratepayers against the recovery of billions of dollars in costs for the abandoned V.C. Summer new nuclear project.
Jim also has significant experience litigating employment-related issues, including the enforceability of non-compete and non-solicitation covenants, payment of wages claims, and discrimination and retaliation claims arising under federal and state employment laws. He has handled successful litigation of these and other types of cases at trial and on appeal. Jim’s background also provides him with valuable skills in advising on any regulatory or litigation issues that relate to the federal government.