Jim is a life-long resident of St. Louis and has resided in Webster Groves for the last 30+ years, where he serves as Municipal Judge for the City.  He is a very experienced trial attorney, having tried many jury and bench trials in his career-- from capital murder cases to high profile civil matters.  He and his wife of 40+ years, Val, have two children who are both attorneys-- Anna, corporate counsel in Florida; and Nathan, the El Paso County Counselor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1974
  • University of Missouri at Columbia, Missouri
    • B.A. - 1970
  • Menees, Whitney, Burnet & Trog, Member & Partner
  • St. Louis City Court, St. Louis County Court, and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Qualified Neutral
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Special Interest Trusts
  • Probate
  • Land Use
  • Zoning
  • Missouri, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell