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Jim joined Reed Smith in 2012 and provides firmwide support to the Business & Finance Department and Litigation Department.

Since becoming a staff attorney in 2014, he has focused on litigation involving financial institutions for matters arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act as well as claims based upon state fair lending, debt collection and deceptive trade practice laws.  Jim also supports corporate clients with contract review, due diligence and commercial lease review.


  • Duquesne University School of Law, 1992, J.D., Trial Moot Court Competition
  • Ohio University, 1986, B.S., Communications/Video Production, summa cum laude, Dean's List; Phi Kappa Phi

  • Pennsylvania

  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania