As a partner at Dossey & Jones, Jim focuses his practice on business law, intellectual property, estate planning, probate, and tax law. In addition to his legal work at Dossey & Jones, Jim is an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Lonestar College.
Jim has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, a MS in Software Engineering from the University of Texas, a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a JD from the South Texas College of Law. Jim is currently training to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jim worked at Bank of America for five years as a participant in the bank's prestigious Technology MBA Leadership Development Rotational Program. During his 5 years at the bank, Jim led a team of over 150 bank employees to implement a $30MM technology infrastructure upgrade (mainframe and midrange hardware) and associated organizational change. Additionally, Jim worked on the bank's technology virtualization team, reducing the bank's infrastructure footprint by moving applications to an internal cloud computing environment.
Before his role at Bank of America, Jim worked for five years at Quorum Business Solutions, a boutique oil and gas consulting firm in Houston, Texas, where he designed and programmed gas plant accounting software. Jim has programmed in numerous software programming languages over his career, including Java, C, C++, PL/SQL, FoxPro, Visual Basic, Cobol, Lightswitch, and HTML.
Outside of work at Dossey & Jones in The Woodlands, Texas, Jim is a legal advisor for the Legacy Foundation at the Ark Church in Conroe, Texas. Additionally, Jim is an elected Trustee on the Montgomery Independent School District school board and President and founding Board Member on the MISD Education Foundation. Jim lives with his wife Jennifer and their three children in the Walden Subdivision on Lake Conroe and is an avid golfer.