Jim has served as Penfield Town Justice since November 3, 2009. He is employed as Executive Assistant, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department assisting the presiding justice in the management of court activities in a twenty-two county region. He previously served as special counsel to the Monroe County Executive, Acting Monroe County Public Safety Director, and as a law clerk in NY State Supreme Court. Jim is an experience trial attorney having worked as Supervising Attorney in the Monroe County Juvenile Prosecutor's Office and as as special assistant in the Monroe County Public Defender's Office.
Jim has been an adjunct professor in the criminal justice department at RIT since 1994. He has earned many honors and distinctions in his legal career including the 2002 Nathaniel Award, presented by the Daily Record to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to justice through professional accomplishments and community service. He also received the 2006 Senior Class Award from the Criminal Justice Department at RIT, and the 1999 Teddi Award, the highest honor awarded by Camp Good Days and Special Times.
Penfield Town Justice, 2009-current
Adjunct professor at RIT, 1994-current
Nathaniel Award, 2002
Teddi Award, 1999
RIT Senior Class Award from Criminal Justice Department, 2006