Jim is a litigation partner in TLo’s Tampa office. His advice and advocacy protects clients in business litigation matters and in defamation, First Amendment, and intellectual property disputes, particularly trademark and copyright cases. He has represented and advised clients in a wide range of industries, including television, newspapers, motion pictures, aviation systems, nutritional supplements, office equipment, and website design. Jim has successfully litigated – or arbitrated – cases involving trademark infringement, false advertising, cybersquatting and other Lanham Act violations, unfair trade practices, antitrust violations, breach of contract, defamation, and invasion of privacy. Jim is also an experienced and accomplished appellate advocate.
Jim was selected as a member of Leadership Florida, Class XXXI. Before entering private practice, he was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Jim graduated first in his class from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he won the West Publishing Company Book Award for highest GPA each of his three years.