Jim Fields joined Burr Forman McNair in 1984, after serving as Attorney to the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee and Clerk of the Senate. He was the Managing Shareholder of the Governmental Affairs Unit until becoming of counsel.
He represented a multitude of major business clients involved with issues before the South Carolina Legislature, South Carolina regulatory agencies, and local governments. Due to his vast experience with the state’s business community, he also advises the firm on economic development issues relating to recruiting and expanding business in South Carolina. Jim also served as the Executive Director of the Palmetto Institute, an independent research foundation chaired by Darla Moore, whose singular mission was to increase the economic well-being of the citizens of South Carolina.