Jim left The Courier-Journal in 2007, but did not leave the news industry. He joined the commercial litigation department of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in its Louisville office and became part of a team of lawyers representing the Kentucky Press Association. In that part of his practice, Jim frequently assisted newspapers and broadcasters across Kentucky in navigating issues of open records, open meetings and access to government and the courts. Jim served in the Dinsmore commercial litigation department for more than nine years, from 2007 to 2016, working on a wide variety of cases at the trial and appellate level. He joined Duncan Galloway Egan Greenwald, PLLC in January 2017.
On a personal level, Jim has deep Kentucky roots. Jim’s great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Samuel Boone, arrived in Kentucky by walking through the Cumberland Gap with his brother, Daniel, in October 1779. Not incidentally, Jim, who was born in Winchester and grew up in Louisville, enjoys hiking in the woods. He and his wife Barbara have three children, all now adults.