James W. Knowles Jr. is an Omaha personal injury attorney at Knowles Law Firm in Nebraska but the legal community and city of Omaha have been staple parts of his life since birth. As his name implies, Jim was born to James Knowles Sr. who returned from military service to receive his law degree from St. Louis University in 1954. By the time Jim was a young child, his father’s legal career was growing quickly enough that he eventually decided to open his own practice, Knowles Law Firm, in 1967. Today, Knowles Law Firm remains one of the preeminent personal injury firms in Omaha with Jim and his brother Robert as the managing partners.
Jim’s personal career, however, began at the University of Miami where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration in 1978. He then went on to attend Creighton Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1981. Also while in law school, Jim passed the CPA exam and received his Certificate of Public Accountancy which he still holds. After then passing the bar exam, Jim joined his father at Knowles Law Firm in 1981 and began working primarily on insurance defense matters. Over the last 20 years, Jim has shifted away from insurance defense and works primarily on the plaintiff side of personal injury cases with a focus on car accidents, wrongful death, and product liability. He has experience trying cases at both the state and federal level as well as in the Nebraska Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
In his personal life, Jim and his family are also well accustomed to the field of law. He met his wife Rjean while they were both students at Creighton Law School and afterwards she practiced for several years until retiring to raise their three children. Continuing the legal lineage, two of those children, Matthew and Benjamin, currently practice as personal injury lawyers at Knowles Law Firm after also attending Creighton Law School. Aside from his law practice, Jim enjoys breeding and racing horses while spending time on a family farm in Kentucky.
If you need legal assistance from a law firm that brings almost 50 years of legal experience to the table, look no further than the team at Knowles Law Firm. Contact them today for a free consultation.
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11404 W. Dodge Road, Suite 450
Omaha, NE 68154