Jim is the managing partner and personal injury non-litigation manager. He has practiced law since 1976. Prior to joining the firm of Browning, Morefield & Schelin in 1976, he served in the U.S. Army from 1969 until 1971. From 1976 until 1982, he served as a substitute judge for the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts in seven southwest Virginia counties. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tennessee and his law degree from T.C. Williams School of Law in Richmond, Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia.