Monday, October 03, 2005


Jim (1981-1985)

1. What does this past Kansas debater look like now?

2. What does this ex-debater now do for a living?

Jim is an attorney with Baird, Williams and Greer, LLP in Phoenix, Arizona.

It's a lively practice, apparently:
Jim garnished over $100,000 from a trust originating with the sinking of the Titanic.
Take that James Cameron!

3. Has this former debater been "in the news"?

Often. In 2000, Jim was the Gore/Lieberman national director for disability outreach. On one occasion, he debated his counterpart in the Bush/Cheney campaign at the National Press Club!

Jim has also worked on health policy issues for Joe Lieberman's 2004 campaign, Howard Dean's campaign and Kerry/Edwards.

Though none of these candidates won their elections, Jim has continued to press for important legal and medical rights for the disabled.

4. What else do we know?

In 2003, BizAZ recognized Jim as one of 14 "Up and Coming" lawyers in the state.

In 2000, Jim was an "observation team leader" in the Florida count/recount.

Screen Actors Guild candidate (and '80s babe) Morgan Fairchild is one of his clients!

Unfortunately, like Gore, Lieberman, Dean and Kerry... Fairchild lost.

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