James (Jim) Browne, Partner
As a competitive court room attorney, Jim Browne both defends and prosecutes civil cases for his clients. Law is in Jim’s blood. A fourth generation attorney from Marion, Indiana, Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana before graduating from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 1994. He is a certified Indiana mediator. During law school, Jim served as an intern with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and clerked for a private practice in the area of family law. He has tried scores of jury trials, countless court trials and frequently mediates civil cases involving negligence, worker’s compensation and business claims.
Prior to joining Goodin Abernathy LLP in 1999, Jim was a major felony deputy prosecutor in Indianapolis. His bar admissions include the Indiana Supreme Court, United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana and the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, having graduated from the Bar Leader Series Program and served as chairperson for one of its yearlong Series.
Jim’s legal practice concentrates on jury trial work and civil litigation. He has considerable jury trial and courtroom experience in both civil and criminal law. He is accomplished in the areas of personal injury law, business litigation, insurance coverage issues, worker’s compensation and construction law. Jim is as enthusiastic about his community as he is about law.
Of Hispanic roots and fluent in Spanish, Jim is active in the local Hispanic organizations like La Plaza and the Indiana State Bar Association committee for minority law. He takes a special interest in working with the Latino community with all sorts of needs, including employment, small business issues and personal injury claims. He hosted a legal segment, “Legalmente Hablando INDY” on the local Spanish television and radio channels.
Jim and his wife reside in Broad Ripple with their three children.