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J.D., Washburn University School of Law

B.S., Washburn University

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Kansas Bar

Supreme Court of the United States

Jim, a six-term U.S. Congressman, was a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee during his entire 12-year tenure in Congress. This Committee has broad jurisdiction over health care, energy, telecommunications, and environmental issues. He also served on the House Budget Committee, House Financial Services Committee, and House Veterans' Affairs Committee. Jim advises clients who have matters pending before Congress, federal agencies, and regulatory bodies. He has experience in energy, railroads, health care, insurance, international trade, and telecommunications.

Jim travels regularly to the Middle East to encourage interfaith dialogue and reconciliation. He has served as an international election monitor in countries like Iraq, Ukraine, and Nicaragua.

Representative Experience

  • Represents managed care organizations and online health insurance marketplaces.  
  • Represents publicly traded companies in health care related businesses.
  • Represented domestic steel companies on issues related to international trade, including antidumping matters.
  • Represented telecommunications associations on legislative issues related to Internet taxes, spectrum allocation, and facilitating emergency service communications.
  • Represented the U.S. Wheat Gluten Industry in trade case.
  • Advised on energy issues, pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
  • Represents a Class I Railroad on a broad range of rail and corporate issues.
  • Represents clients in international disputes and litigations.

Professional Experience

  • U.S. Congressman (D-KS) (1983-1995)
    • Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Health Subcommittee (1990-1995)
    • Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Banking Committee (1990-1992)
    • Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Budget Committee (1985-1991)
    • Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Committee (1983-1995)
    • Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Telecommunications Subcommittee (1985-1995)
    • Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Veterans' Affairs Committee (1983-1995)
  • Member, Kansas State House of Representatives (1973-1979)
  • Acting Secretary of Revenue, State of Kansas (1979)
  • President, Brosius, Slattery & Meyer, Inc. Realtors, Topeka, KS (1977-1981)
  • Chairman, Childhood Disability Commission (1995)


  • Board of Trustees, Aerospace Corporation (2006-2008)
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Board of Directors, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
  • U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
  • Board of Directors, Washburn Endowment Association
  • Board of Governors, Washburn University School of Law


  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability
  • Received 2013 Burton Legal Writing Award
  • Named one of DC's "Super Lawyers" for Government Relations by Super Lawyers magazine (2015-2016)

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