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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
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
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
An Overall Approach to Product Liability (and other Litigation) and Insurance
Post Investigative Legal Activities — Where Is The Case Going?
Analyzing an Insurance Problem
Product Liability Issues
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
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association