Jim is the Trial Division Chief .
A prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office since 1996, Jim has served as Chief Felony Prosecutor in the 9th, 221st, 284th, 359th,
410th & 435th District Courts of Montgomery County. During that time, he has successfully tried cases ranging from capital
murder to intoxication manslaughter to child and adult sex crimes to DWI-habitual offender, including the death penalty
convictions of former death row inmates Larry Allen Hayes and Keith Steven Thurmond. Jim successfully tried the first case
involving the use of the Texas DNA database (CODIS) in Montgomery County and obtained the first trial conviction of a
Montgomery County defendant under the Texas autolife habitual sex offender law. He has obtained three Life sentences from
Montgomery County juries for 3 sexually violent predators who violated their civil commitment requirements. Jim previously
served as Chief of the Intake/Grand Jury Division.
Jim was recognized as Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1995 and was re-certified in 2000, 2005, &
2010. He is one of 7 prosecutors with the District Attorney’s Office to attain that distinction. Jim also assists Montgomery County
law enforcement as a jail intake prosecutor at night and on weekends, in addition to his duties as trial prosecutor and Trial Division