Born March 7, 1934 in Orange, California, died December 16, 2010 in Laguna Hills, California.
A native of Orange County, raised on an orange ranch, Jim graduated from Anaheim High School where he was class president and an all CIF champion in water polo. He graduated from University of California at Berkley with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing, and then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate degree from Hastings Law School.
Jim pursued a lifelong career in law. He began his career as an assistant district attorney in Santa Ana. He left the DA’s office and began a private practice. He was appointed a Municipal Court Judge then appointed as a Superior Court Judge of Orange County, by California Governor Ronald Reagan. After retiring from the bench, he continued his law practice.
Those who knew Jim know that he lived a full life: living more than most. He enjoyed; lunch with his friends, golf, travel, camping, his dog Hank, a nice glass of wine, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.