James Jim Reece, Reece Law Partner / Litigation Specialist

JIM REECE 

PARTNER

P | 612.455.4577

F | 612.455.4578

E | jreece@reece-law.com

 

Jim comes from a large firm practice having spent more than 30 years handling cases throughout the U.S. and abroad. In 2014 he joined Reece Law, L.L.C. to practice with his daughter.

 Jim has represented clients in cases involving business disputes, personal injury, product liability, mass torts, premises liability, construction injuries, insurance coverage, professional liability, financial liability, antitrust and real estate. Jim has tried and resolved many cases throughout the U.S. and has worked extensively with world-renowned experts from a variety of fields. Jim understands litigation strategies and dynamics from both the plaintiff and defense sides.

During his career Jim has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients and he has defended clients who have been sued for similar sums. Jim has represented a number of the largest companies based in the Twin Cities on some of their most important and complex cases. At Reece Law, he is able to help clients with their most important legal matters regardless of the size of their damages. Jim has spoken on a number of litigation topics at seminars and law schools, he has been a Special Master in Federal Court and he has been selected as a Super Lawyer.

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Jim has also helped many clients who do not have the funds to hire a lawyer through Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, the Cardozo Society legal clinic, Volunteer Lawyer’s Network and  Northside Clinic started by Reece Law, and many individuals separate from these organizations.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND INVOLVEMENT

  • Qualified Neutral for Mediation and Arbitration

  • Law & Politics magazine’s Super Lawyers® — multi-year selection as Super Lawyer for General Litigation

  • Volunteer Attorney Award from Children’s Law Center of Minnesota

  • Jim has received the top rating, AV, from Martindale-Hubbell

TRIALS INCLUDE

  • Business disputes

  • Insurance coverage

  • Personal injuries from car accidents

  • Personal injuries from farm equipment

  • Personal injuries from unsafe premises

  • Property damage from fires

  • Allegations of financial mismanagement

  • Allegations of anti-competitive activity

SETTLEMENTS INCLUDE

  • Injuries attributed to car accidents, recreational vehicles, farm equipment, medical devices, and drugs

  • Damages caused by building collapses, explosions and fires

  • Damages caused by medical negligence and architectural negligence

  • Damages resulting from business disputes

  • Insurance coverage for many types of situations

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Law 101

  • An Overall Approach to Product Liability (and other Litigation) and Insurance

  • Post Investigative Legal Activities — Where Is The Case Going?

  • Analyzing an Insurance Problem

  • Trial Themes

  • Product Liability Issues

 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business Litigation

  • Injury Litigation

  • Insurance Litigation

  • Business Law

EDUCATION 

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. 1975, cum laude

  • University of Minnesota, B.A. 1972, magna cum laude

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • State Court: Minnesota

  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota

  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

AFFILIATIONS

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Hennepin County Bar Association