Jim is an experienced environmental attorney and has represented a wide variety of businesses assisting them through complex regulatory, permitting, and litigation issues. He is experienced in complex case management and negotiations. Jim is currently a Senior Attorney with Spilman Thomas & Battle, in Mechanicsburg, PA, served as an attorney with Hunton and Williams in Washington DC and also with DLA Piper in Baltimore, MD. Jim began his career with Robinson & McElwee in Charleston, WV where he represented manufacturing and industrial clients in federal and state rulemaking, including interstate ozone transport and establishment of TMDLs for state waters. Jim is a member of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia State Bars.
Jim has provided extensive pro bono/public service to efforts related to the Chesapeake Bay restoration. In particular, Jim has served as a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee, Chesapeake Bay Program for 15 years and served as chair of the Committee during the promulgation of the controversial Bay TMDL. The Committee is responsible for providing the Executive Council of the Chesapeake Bay Program, a non-governmental perspective on the Bay Program and Restoration efforts.
Jim is a 1996 graduate of the Pace University School of Law, J.D., in White Plains, New York, where he was a recipient of The Henry M. Feldschuch Environmental Law Award and Editor-in-Chief, Pace Environmental Law Review. He received his BA in Economics from Bucknell University, in 1990.