Jim is a senior member of the litigation department and serves as the firm’s general counsel. He has successfully handled litigated cases in state and federal court in New Hampshire and in neighboring jurisdictions for over 35 years. Over time, he has focused on matters involving commercial disputes, professional negligence, product liability, toxic torts, real estate and insurance coverage.
In addition, Jim has been active throughout his career in promoting lawyer continuing legal education having served as the chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee for six years and as a member of the Supreme Court Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board since 1991. In connection with his CLE interest and his role as the firm’s general counsel, he frequently advises on matters involving the New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct.
Jim has practiced at Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green in Manchester New Hampshire since 1971. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, International Society of Barristers and Society of the Cincinnati. He has been named a Best Lawyer in America since 2005 in the Business Litigation Section; named Best Lawyers’ 2010 Manchester Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year. He has also been recognized as one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA and has been selected as a New England Super Lawyer since 2007.