After graduating Villanova Law School in 1990, Jim practiced as a litigator until 1997, when he co-founded JURISolutions (formerly JuriStaff), one of the nation's first, and now one of the nation's oldest, legal placement firms focused on placing experienced attorneys in long-term, substantive level, contract positions with law firms and corporate legal departments. While substantive level contract attorney placements are now more accepted and commonplace, in 1997, this legal services delivery model was viewed as both innovative and disruptive.
For the past 20+ years, Jim has helped lead the evolution of JURISolutions and has overseen the growth of its divisions, including its permanent search division and its attorney document review staffing division. In 2018, JURISolutions acquired Link Legal Search Group to enhance its permanent legal search division and strengthen its retained search capabilities with law firms and corporate legal departments.
Under Jim's leadership, JURISolutions was the first, and remains the only, legal placement firm to ever be endorsed by the Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA). Through this affiliation with the PBA, Jim has developed and implemented significant new initiatives for the PBA's Career Planning and Placement office, published 60+ articles for the Philadelphia Bar Reporter's monthly column (Career Corner), and participated in numerous panel discussions and podcasts.
Jim has also published articles regarding the legal profession and has spoken about changes in the legal services industry, including the emergence of alternative legal service models.
Jim is currently the Vice Chairman for the Professional-Managerial Section Council of the American Staffing Association. He was previously the Chair of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Central Philadelphia and has been a board member for several other volunteer organizations. Jim also coached girl’s travel softball for 8 years and coached girl’s soccer, basketball, and in-town softball for 12 years. He currently lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife of 25+ years and two daughters.