Jim Whitmire, a shareholder in the firm, has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of cases, including complex commercial, employment, insurance and tort-related matters. He has been recognized in Nevada Business Magazine as one of the Silver State’s Top 100 Attorneys as nominated by their peers; recommended as a leading lawyer in the state of Nevada by Benchmark, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2008-2011 (Business Litigation); and is a faculty member with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Whitmire’s commercial litigation experience includes prosecuting and defending, on behalf of a wide variety of clients, business and real estate disputes, unfair business practice cases, non-compete matters, partnership disputes and trade secret cases. Many of the business litigation cases Mr. Whitmire litigates involve multi-million dollar disputes with complex factual and legal issues.
Mr. Whitmire’s insurance litigation experience includes the representation of clients in disputes concerning commercial general liability policies, umbrella and excess policies, law enforcement liability policies, inland marine policies, professional liability policies, homeowner’s policies and crime/fidelity insurance policies.
Mr. Whitmire’s employment litigation experience includes representing clients in wage and hour disputes and discrimination actions. For example, he has successfully defended one of the world’s largest companies against class action wage and hour allegations. He has also represented plaintiffs in two separate class action age discrimination cases, and he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in individual sexual harassment, disability, race discrimination and other similar lawsuits.
Mr. Whitmire has also represented attorneys in professional liability matters, will accept select personal injury and wrongful death cases and is available to mediate various disputes.
Mr. Whitmire majored in finance and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with Distinction, from the University of Iowa. Following undergraduate school, he attended the University of Illinois, receiving his Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude. A native of Moline, Illinois, Mr. Whitmire is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and Nevada.