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Known for dedication to his clients, passion for his community and prowess with a kazoo, Jim Thomas takes pride in a balanced perspective that keeps work enjoyable and business and community sustainable. From untangling day-to-day issues that can confound businesses, to realizing long term strategies in the purchase or sale of a business or real estate, Jim strives to be more than just a great legal advisor to his clients. Manufacturers, distributors, construction companies, publishers, service companies, real estate investors, and even other law firms are among those that count on Jim’s expertise, integrity, responsiveness and sense of humor to help them advance their goals.
Jim is very active in the community, investing his time, money and passion in a vibrant future for Colorado. Jim combines law, business and community in two blogs that he maintains: No Funny Lawyers, his “human view of law for human-owned businesses” and for The Huffington Post. Denver Business Advisors, a pro bono business advisory service for small and emerging businesses that Jim founded, is another example of his creative responses to community needs.
Kids are a particular passion for Jim. He is currently President of the Board of the internationally acclaimed Colorado Children’s Chorale where annually over 1500 children learn important life skills and give joyful, beautiful voice to humanity’s hopes and aspirations. He has served in leadership roles with Kempe Children’s Foundation, The Children’s Hospital Foundation, Stanley British Primary School, Washington Park Early Learning Center, and the Boy Scouts of America’s Denver Area Council.
Knowing that leadership creates leverage, Jim is a proud participant in and supporter of community leadership efforts such as the Denver Metro Chamber’s Leadership Denver, Leadership Exchange, and Legacy Denver programs, the Downtown Denver Partnership, and National Arts Strategies. A member of Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Jim serves and has served his church in numerous capacities, ranging from chairing its Pastor Nominating Committee to performing in its musicals. Jim also contributes to his profession and is a 20 year member of the Colorado Business Corporation Act Revision Committee.
After receiving his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1980, Jim attended and graduated with Honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 1983. Immediately following their graduation, Jim married fellow law student Candace Wolhart and moved to Denver. Their daughters Genevieve and Olivia are the center of Jim's personal time. He enjoys cooking, camping, hiking, skiing, photography, Community Theater, and bicycling, especially tandem cycling with his wife.