Jim Holmes

Jim Holmes

James Holmes is a partner in resident at the Los Angeles office of Sedgwick, LLP. Jim chairs Sedgwick’s Specialty Rights and Technology Practice Group and LGBT Affinity Group. Jim is an active member of the American Bar Association and is a past chair of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Media Privacy and Defamation Law General Committee and is a vice chair of that section’s Committee on Diversity in the Profession. Jim is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the National LGBT Bar Association and is a member of the Board of Governors for the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. Jim has received a commendation from the California Bar Association for his pro bono work for Los Angeles HIV and AIDS Legal Services Alliance, authored the chapter “Using bar association participation to build a bridge to equality” for Attracting, Advancing and Retaining LGBT Lawyers, ARK Group, 2009 and was recently named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Los Angeles Superior Court for his service as a temporary judge.

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Guest Appearances
February 13, 2015
ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: The ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Adriana Linares and Jason March interview Jim Holmes, chair of the ABA’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI), and SOGI Director Skip Harsch at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. They discuss the growth of the commission, how it helps LGBT civil rights, and advocacy, education, and resources provided to all ABA members. Jim...