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Jim chairs the firm's Real Estate and Title Services Practice where he concentrates much of his legal practice on representing buyers, sellers, builders and providing closing services on residential real estate transactions.
He has practiced in all areas of civil litigation, including premises and auto liability, commercial litigation, workers' compensation, real estate litigation (including the defense of realtors in E&O claims), and construction litigation.
Jim frequently presents seminars on residential real estate contracts, title insurance and related matters to the Peoria County Bar Association and the Peoria Area Association of Realtors in connection with their continuing education programs as well as to Realtor® clients. Jim serves on the Peoria County Bar Association Real Estate Contracts Committee and is involved in the drafting and approval of real estate contracts used by the Peoria Area Association of Realtors. He was also recently selected to serve on the Attorneys' Title & Guaranty Fund Advisory Council.
In November of 2014, Jim was part of a panel presentation at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards where he spoke to school board members on how to effectively control workers' compensation and related employment costs. He has also published materials and spoke on behalf of Lorman Education Services addressing recent amendments to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and the impact of recent measures by the Illinois legislature to reform workers' compensation in Illinois. He also speaks at the firm's annual seminar to insurance industry on workers' compensation issues.