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Jim serves as special counsel to a large international union, advising the union on complex internal benefit matters, and providing representation in national benefit-related negotiations. Among other notable achievements on behalf of clients, he negotiated a pension benefit settlement that averted the need for a strike in a major U.S. port, and has prepared and presented numerous pension benefit deadlock arbitrations on behalf of union trustees.


A frequent lecturer, Jim has spoken at employee benefit seminars sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and by Harvard Law School. As a law student at the University of Michigan, he served as a note editor of the Michigan Law Review, publishing two pieces of his own in the publication. Jim completed his undergraduate education at University of Michigan, graduating with high distinction and being named a Harry S. Truman Scholar. He later earned an LL.M. in taxation from Villanova University School of Law.


Jim has been consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America® in the fields of Labor and Employment Law (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) since 2006.


Practice areas


  1. Employee Benefits: 85%
    20 years
  2. Employment: 15%
    22 years



Hourly ($325-450/hour)

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Willig, Williams & Davidson

1845 Walnut St Fl 24
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-4708


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199505/11/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing199405/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Note EditorMichigan Law Review1992
Harry S. Truman ScholarHarry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWillig, Williams & Davidson2003 - Present
AssociateWillig, Williams & Davidson1995 - 2002
Law ClerkHon. Gerald E. Rosen, US District Judge, EDMI1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Law ReviewNote: The Charge-Filing Requirement of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act: Accrual and Equitable Modification1993
Michigan Law ReviewBook Notice1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1999
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Michigan Law SchoolHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan PolicyLegal DevelopmentsN/A