Jim’s practice focuses on media law, intellectual property, and business litigation. Jim represents clients in state and federal courts and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and he frequently renders advice on newsgathering, trademark, and copyright matters.
Our firm’s goal every day is to see that our clients’ rights, speech and intellectual property are protected and respected.
His clients include media, financial, retail, chemical and staffing companies and well-known authors. Jim has litigated defamation, 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 graduated with honors from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Jim and his family attend Hyde Park United Methodist Church. He has been an adjunct professor at the Stetson University College of Law.