Jim began his public service in the Army and then in the role of Assistant City Attorney for the City of Dallas. He then served as an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County before transitioning to the federal government where he worked as an Assistant United States Attorney. Jim was appointed to be the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan. In that role, Jim led one of the largest U.S. Attorney’s offices in the country which investigated and prosecuted all federal criminal and civil matters in North Texas. After decades in public service, Jim worked in private practice for more than thirty years. Jim’s service to the legal profession and the community are standards to admire and aspire to.