40 Years of Legal Experience
Jim graduated from Northside High School in Warner Robins, Georgia, where he was President of the Student Body, Honorary Mayor of the Town, and selected as Most Versatile Student. He attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and graduated with a degree in psychology.
He thereafter attended Southwestern University School of Law. He was on the Dean's List, President of the Student Bar Association, and was the recipient of the prestigious Frederick Graff Award for most outstanding student.
After graduation from Law School, Jim became an associate in the Law Offices of Edward L. Masry. Jim worked for several years as an associate attorney. In 1982 Jim became a partner. The Law Offices of Edward L. Masry was renamed The Law Offices of Masry & Vititoe.
In the 1990s, Jim and Ed handled the case now made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich, receiving what was then the largest toxic tort recovery in the history of American law on behalf of hundreds of residents of Hinckley, California, injured or affected by chemicals and toxins in their groundwater as a result of operations of Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
In 2005, Ed Masry died and Jim and Steve became partners in the Accident Attorneys firm.
In his off-hours, Jim enjoys traveling and has visited most of the major countries of the world.