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Jim has been practicing law for almost 25 years, and primarily in Denton County for the last 21 years. Each time Jim arrives at the courthouse to represent one of his clients in a divorce, custody, or probate matter, his reputation precedes him as one of the most respected attorneys in Denton County and surrounding counties. Jim is also an experienced credentialed mediator for not only family law cases, but civil and probate cases as well. He is routinely selected as a mediator by attorneys and Judges to help people resolve their legal issues without the necessity of a courtroom battle. With hundreds of cases under his belt, clients know they can count on Jim to help them through their most difficult situations. Jim handles divorce, child custody, adoption, probate matters (including litigation), guardianships, and mediation.
When presented with a case, Jim’s number one priority is to reach a conclusion acceptable to both sides and with the least disruption to the family. Sometimes, that is not possible. Jim is also an experienced litigator who will fight for his clients.
Before Jim moved into the practice of law, he spent over 12 years in the radio broadcast industry working both in front of and behind the mic. Jim then developed an interest in real estate and sold residential and commercial properties in the late 1980’s in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. It was during this time that Jim started law school at the University of Tulsa and received his J.D. in 1992, and was also a Visiting Scholar at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1991. Along with other Neal Ashmore Family Law Group lawyers, Jim takes an active part in the North Texas legal community, having previously served as President of the Denton County Bar Association in 2006. Jim is also a certified Ad Litem.