A Seattle native, Jim joined GTH as a Partner in 1980, after working for the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He focuses his practice on complex negotiations, project permitting and implementation, representation of public and private entities in multi-party negotiations, with an emphasis on environmental issues including natural resources, energy and tribal law. He particularly enjoys negotiating and implementing solutions to long-standing problems or helping to launch challenging new projects.
His commitment to the environment extends to his life outside the office where he serves on the board of directors of Urban Waters and is a member of Ruckelshaus Center for Public Policy. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Washington Tacoma. Although he’s an avid freshwater fisherman, his ideal vacation spot is the British Virgin Islands where you would probably find him happily in pursuit of some massive and wily saltwater game fish.
American Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
University of Washington, Tacoma Advisory Board (2007-Current)
Urban Waters, Board of Directors (2005-Current)
Ruckelshaus Center for Public Policy (2004-Current)
Western Washington University, Trustee (1981-93)
Northwest Renewable Resource Center, Chairman (1984-98)
Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Program Review Advisory Committee, Board Member (1994)
Washington State Energy Strategy Committee, Chairman (1991-93)