Law is in Jim Browne’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 registered, 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. Jim has tried scores of jury trials, countless court trials and frequently mediates cases.
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 an active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, having graduated from the Bar Leader Series Program and acting as the 2007 chairperson for the Series.
Jim’s legal practice concentrates on the area of civil litigation, though he still maintains a passion and talent for criminal law. 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. In addition, Jim works in the area of skilled nursing facility and healthcare transactions.
Jim is as enthusiastic about his community as he is about law. Through the Indianapolis Bar Association, Jim worked with the local food bank Second Helpings and has devoted considerable time supporting the local community with pro bono legal work.
Of Hispanic roots himself and fluent in Spanish, Jim is active in the local Hispanic organization, La Plaza. He takes a special interest in working with the Latino community with all sorts of needs including on small business issues and personal injury case law. He has hosted a legal segment, “Legalmente Hablando” on the local Spanish television and radio channel, Univision, that provides providing viewers basic legal advice.
Jim and his wife reside in Broad Ripple with their three children.