Jim is the managing partner/president at Wiedner & McAuliffe and chairman of the firm’s executive committee. Jim oversees the operations and development of the Firm’s Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Rockford offices. Since joining Wiedner & McAuliffe in 1987, Jim’s practice has focused on all areas of workers’ compensation defense and employment law. In 1992, Jim was admitted and sworn in by Justice William Rehnquist as an Attorney and Counselor of the United States Supreme Court. Jim has been rated as an AV Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.

Jim graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts. He earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall School of Law in Chicago in 1987, studying as a night student while working in retail sales.