Jim joined Verrill Dana in 1991 and has been a partner since 1999. Jim is also a Director of Maine Street Solutions. An attorney and certified mediator, Jim provides legislative and lobby services to a wide range of businesses, regulated industries, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Jim is an AV-rated lawyer in Martindale Hubbell for Government, Utility Law and Administrative Law, and he is currently listed in Best Lawyers in America under Government Relations Law and Administrative/Regulatory Law. Jim focuses his practice on energy, telecommunications, banking, and transportation law, as well as public water, municipal law, substance abuse treatment, and procurement. Jim is a member and former chair of the Consumer and Financial Institutions section of MSBA, and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Maine Association of Mediators.
He is also a former City Councilor and Mayor in Portland, a former board chair of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves on the boards of the Maine State Chamber and Portland Community Chamber of Commerce.
Jim resides in Portland and is an avid runner, biker, skier, and sometimes guitar player.