Jim’s practice focuses on media law, intellectual property, and business litigation. He represents clients in state and federal courts and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and he frequently renders advice on newsgathering, defamation, trademark and copyright matters. His clients include media, financial, retail, chemical and staffing companies and well-known authors.
Jim has litigated trademark and copyright cases, trademark opposition proceedings, reporter’s privilege disputes, demands for access to public records and meetings, domain-name proceedings and commercial disputes. Jim regularly serves as local counsel for businesses sued or pursuing claims in the Middle District of Florida.
Jim graduated from Washington and Lee University with honors in journalism and then worked as a reporter for the Tampa Tribune. He later graduated with honors from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Jim and his family are active members of Hyde Park Methodist Church. He is an adjunct professor at the Stetson University College of Law.