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Jim is an experienced, dedicated advocate for property owners who are faced with legal challenges when developing their properties and has proven his commitment and talent on behalf of numerous high-profile companies. He is listed in the Best of Lawyers in America® for Land Use & Zoning Law. His clients have benefited from his previous experience as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Eugene and as Land Use Hearings Official for the City of Eugene and for Lane County.

Jim has extensive experience in representing clients in matters involving land use regulations, including zoning and environmental regulations. He has assisted clients in the siting of shopping centers and other commercial industrial and residential developments and in special projects, including the development of Knight Arena.

Jim attended college and law school at the University of Oregon and has practiced law in Eugene for more than 40 years. He enjoys a variety of activities including tennis, bicycling the rural roads of Lane County and the winter sports of skiing and snowshoeing.


J.D., University of Oregon, 1968
B.Sc., History, University of Oregon

Professional Honors and Activities

Listed in Best Lawyers in America®

Lane County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Oregon State Bar Real and Land Use Section

Honor for Service to the City of Eugene as Hearings Official

American Planning Association Oregon Chapter Award for Distinguished Leadership by a Professional Planner