Jim Durham has been a civil litigator for 34 years. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a past President of the State Bar of Georgia. He served on the Judicial Qualifications Commission for Georgia for nine years. He is also a Fellow in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. He has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell for years and has been consistently named as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the area of commercial litigation.
Mr. Durham has tried cases throughout Georgia in both state and federal courts. He has been involved in complex commercial/business litigation, product liability litigation, personal injury, environmental and mass tort litigation. Mr. Durham has also represented a large manufacturing facility in a substantial tax valuation case. He has served in mutiple class action cases intiated in Southeast Georgia.
Jim Durham represents and defends a number of large corporate clients regarding their litigtion needs in Georgia.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1983||08/01/2019|
|Partner/Shareholder||Hall Booth Smith, P.C.||2014 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Advisory Committee to the United States District Court of the Southern District of Georgia||Member||2007 - 2012|
|CCLC||Chairman||2004 - 2005|
|Judicial Qualifications Commission||Commissioner||2004 - 2013|
|ICLE||Chairman||2003 - 2004|
|American Bar Association||House of Delegates||2003 - 2004|
|State Bar of Georgia||President||2002 - 2003|
|State Bar of Georgia||President-Elect||2001 - 2002|
|State Bar of Georgia,Committee on Legislation||Chairman||1999 - 2000|
|State Bar of Georgia||Treasurer||1999 - 2001|
|Leadership Georgia||Member||1997 - 1997|
|State Bar of Georgia,Executive Committee||Member||1996 - 2004|
|State Bar of Georgia||Board of Governors||1990 - 2004|
|Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association||President||1989 - 1990|
|Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association||Vice President||1988 - 1989|
|Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association||Secretary||1987 - 1988|
|Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association,Executive Committee||Member||1986 - 1990|
|Georgia Defense Journal||Have the Georgia Courts Breathed New Life Into Immunity Defenses For Hospital Authority's?||1991|
|University of Georgia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of Georgia, Athens||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
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