A tough, aggressive, award winning and well known trial lawyer, Jim leads the teams that Fight and Wins at Rasor Law. He litigates Real Estate, Commercial, Municipal, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, and Employment Discrimination cases for workers and their families. He also represents entrepreneurs and their businesses in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Development and Land Use Planning including Zoning and Regulations.
Jim is a veteran of hundreds of Jury Trials, and has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements, including recent verdicts of $3,290,000.00 in a medical malpractice action in Wayne County, and $1,462.000,00 in an automobile collision and insurance coverage action in Macomb County. Jim and his teams have been awarded tens of millions of dollars in compensation for workers and their families who have been victims of wrongdoing by others.
Additionally, Jim has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Justice in 2016, served as an elected official in the City of Royal Oak as City Commissioner from 2009-2013, an appointed official to the Royal Oak Zoning Board of Appeals from 2005-2009 and Royal Oak Planning Commission from 2011-2013.
Jim is featured by both local and national news outlets on dozens of occasions for his notable civil rights and trial work, including many pending cases that have captured national attention. He has been awarded numerous prestigious awards for his legal work, such as SuperLawyer and TopLawyers in Detroit. Jim is fired up daily to fight and win for Rasor Law’s Clients.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law in 1989 and was the President of his freshman class in 1986.
He was also a member of the Moot Court National Team.
He obtained his undergraduate degree from the prestigious James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1985.
Admissions & Courts
Admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit.