An experienced trial lawyer, Jim is dedicated to delivering excellent results for his clients.


Jim's considerable knowledge of complex construction litigation ensures that his clients get effective representation. They rely on him in disputes over insurance, foreclosures, lender liability, intra-company management and real estate purchases.

Jim has represented local municipalities, contractors, developers, purchasers, insurers and property owners in complex construction litigation, including construction defects, contract disputes, wrongful termination and claims for equitable adjustment of construction contracts. Jim leverages his background as an insurance adjuster for a national insurance company to aid his clients.


Standing up for a corporate client, he recovered more than $10 million in a lawsuit against heirs of the company's former executive who diverted company money to purchase multi-million-dollar insurance policies prior to his death.

Breaking new legal ground, he litigated a case that clarified legal doctrine concerning repayment of liens. The published appellate opinion is Brimet II LLC v. Destiny Homes Marketing.

He sued a structural engineer for a design defect affecting multiple homes in a development, obtaining a judgment for the entire claim, including an award of all attorneys' fees and costs and additional monetary sanctions against the design engineer.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Boy Scouts of America

Goodwill of Central Arizona, Inc., May 2007-Dec 2013

  • Board of Directors – Secretary
  • Executive Committee

Arizona Bar Association

Maricopa County Bar Association


  • Arizona, 2002


Arizona State University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002

  • Order of the Coif 
  • Willard H. Pedrick Scholar

Arizona State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1998

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