Jim practices at Jeffries Family Law concentrating on divorce, post-divorce and Juvenile matters. He handles cases primarily in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Jim is also the publisher of the Alabama Family Law Blog, providing insight, commentary and updates to Alabama Family Law issues.
Jim received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Alabama in 1988 and his law degree from the University of Alabama in 1993. He began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Mobile County District Attorney's office. Jim then practiced with Lyons, Pipes & Cook, where he was a member of the firm, until 2003. In 2003 he began practicing with Sherman & Jeffries, LLC, concentrating on family law and criminal defense matters, prior to opening his current firm in January of 2008.
Jim served as the President of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar Association in 2008-2009 after serving on its Executive Committee for several years. He is also a charter member of the Family Law Association of Alabama (FAMLAA). Jim has been active in the Mobile Bar Association, serving previously as its Secretary as well as serving as the Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Mobile Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyer Program. Jim currently serves as the Chair on the Mobile County Bar Association Domestic Relations Committee for 2016.
Jim currently is a member of the Alabama Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement as well as a statewide committee that has been tasked with reviewing and making recommendations for possible revisions to Alabama's version of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA). Jim was also recently appointed by the President of the Alabama State Bar Association to a serve on a committee whose purpose is to review and comment on Alabama legislation regarding joint custody for a proposal to the Alabama Legislature for possible changes in this legislation.