Jim grew up in Pasadena, where he met his wife Nancy in high school. After serving in the U.S. Army for three years, he attended New Mexico Tech, where he obtained a degree in Petroleum Engineering and worked for nine years with Getty-Texaco in Ventura as a Petroleum Engineer. In 1989 Jim elected to follow his father’s footsteps and attended law school at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.
Jim and his family moved to Bakersfield in 1992 where Jim joined a firm and primarily practiced in environmental and civil litigation until 1999. In 1999 Jim successfully passed the examination for admittance to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Since 1999 the primary focus of his practice has been the prosecution of patent and trademark applications.
Jim and Nancy have three adult children and seven grandchildren.
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering with high honors, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Juris Doctor, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
California - 1992
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1999 - Present
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - 1999
U.S. District Court Central District of California - 2002
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California - 1993
U.S. District Court Northern District of California - 1996
U.S. District Court Southern District of California - 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit - 1997
Veteran 9th Infantry Division
2013 - Present
Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence