Jim Scales received a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Since 1987, Jim's law practice has involved him in real estate, construction, estate planning, and property taxation matters. Jim also has extensive experience in municipal law, zoning, utilities, and related issues. He has earned the Certificate of Completion for ICLE’s Probate and Estate Planning Program, and lectures regularly on zoning, municipal and estate planning topics.
In addition to his law practice, Jim has been actively involved in many civic and service organizations. He currently serves as chairman on the City of Rockford Planning Commission and is past president of the Rockford Education Foundation and Rockford Sports Boosters.