Nationally recognized trial attorney and communications consultant, Jim Lees owns and operates Hunt & Lees law firm in Charleston, WV where he continues to practice and litigate cases throughout the United States, as well as provide communication consulting services to attorneys and businesses both nationally and internationally.
Mr. Lees is a 1977 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and is a former Deputy District Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA where he successfully prosecuted 44 first degree murder cases and 6 death penalty cases. Litigating both civil and criminal cases in private practice throughout the United States since 1984, Mr. Lees has now tried over 250 jury trials to verdict. Mr. Lees, together with Alabama Attorney Greg Cusimano, created the five-part DVD series "Commanding the Courtroom", the quintessential "how-to" video series for litigation and case development strategies (available through the American Association for Justice). Mr. Lees now consults frequently throughout North America on persuasive communications for attorneys, businesses, and political candidates.
Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,700 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.