Jimmy represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of complex commercial, business, and construction disputes. Jimmy spent his first few years of practice in Seattle, where he primarily represented construction companies in the many claims that arise in Seattle's aggressive and dynamic construction landscape. Jimmy spent the next chapter of his career at the premier law firm of Washington's agricultural basin, where he represented some of the nation's largest farming operations in a variety of commercial disputes. Now, having settled in Nashville to be close to friends and family, Jimmy utilizes his extensive litigation experience on behalf of clients in Middle Tennessee who need incisive counsel and strategic advocacy to resolve commercial disputes in both federal and state courts.
Throughout his career, Jimmy has secured favorable results for clients in a wide variety of complex litigation across many industries, such as defending one of the nation's largest cable companies against lawsuits arising from a damaged jet fuel pipeline, defending a construction company from claims arising in operations on oil rigs in the North Slope of Alaska, defending a medical device company in personal injury litigation, and defending a concert venue against suits arising from the explosion of a defective confetti cannon.
Jimmy's wide range of experience provides him with unique insight into the extensive nuances of litigation. Jimmy uses this insight first to effectively counsel clients on the full range of options to pursue their goals, and then to efficiently get results.
As a representative success achieved for a construction company, Jimmy obtained summary dismissal of Puget Sound Energy's $17 million contractual indemnity claim arising from work on the gas line at the center of the 2016 natural gas explosion in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle-and successfully defended the appeals. Puget Sound Energy Inc. v. Pilchuck Contractors, Inc., 15 Wash. App.2d 1004 (2020).
When out of the office, Jimmy enjoys functional fitness and traveling the world for mountain and ocean sports. While Jimmy would like to consider himself a bow hunter, the results of recent outings reflect he is merely a bow hiker.
J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 2017
Magna Cum Laude