Jim joined the Mairs & Power Funds Trust Board in 2015 and serves as Trustee, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee since 2017 and is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.
Jim was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, an international law firm headquartered in Minneapolis, where he worked for more than 30 years. He focused on corporate, securities and investment company law and corporate governance. He also served as the law firm's general counsel from 2008 through 2012, taught in the firm’s new lawyer training program, and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School from 2007 to 2017.
Jim earned his JD in 1976, cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School. He also holds a BA, Phi Beta Kappa, from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, where he double-majored in Economics and Political Science. After receiving his JD, he served as a law clerk for Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court.