Jim is a board certified specialist in business bankruptcy law and an experienced litigator. He has handled cases in state court, federal court and bankruptcy court, as well as appellate cases before the Fourth Circuit, the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court, and his cases have included:
- Multiple confidential 6 figure settlements with banks for foreclosure fraud, violations of the truth in lending act, North Carolina’s debt collection statutes,usury, even selling the wrong house in foreclosure;
- Class action against a national bank for its violations of the Homeowners Protection Act;
- Lawsuit on behalf of contestants in a reality television show;
- Oral arguments before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court, and briefs before the United States Supreme Court and state and federal appellate courts;
- A $50,000 settlement with the city of Raleigh on behalf of two men wrongfully arrested outside a club on Glenwood Avenue;
- A three-million-dollar settlement for a company founder wrongfully terminated by his former business partner.
- A high 6 figure settlement with a national bank for its violation of the automatic stay with its improper attempts to bring a foreclosure action;
- A $1.3-million-dollar settlement of a non-dischargeability action on behalf of a creditor in an Indiana bankruptcy court;
- Representation of corporations and individuals in Chapter 11 Bankruptcies.
He has appeared on CBS This Morning, WRAL and News 14 Carolinas, and stories about his cases have been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and CNN and been published in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, The News & Observer, The Triangle Business Journal, and in newspapers and on news web sites across the country.
Jim recognizes the importance of representing clients pro bono who could not otherwise afford legal representation. He has represented the ACLU of North Carolina, received the Business Leader Media Pro Bono Impact Award and was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Legal Aid of North Carolina, Durham County.