Jim joined Argent in 2016 and brought with him twelve years’ of experience as a Trust Officer, Manager of Trust Real Estate, and Trust Counsel for a bank trust department in Kansas City. Prior to attending law school, his previous career was as a Social Studies and History teacher in the Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools.
He has been a member of the Missouri Bar Association since 2003 and has been active in the Legal and Estate Planning Community in Kansas City as past president of the Family and the Law Section of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and a member of the Kansas City Estate Planning Society. He continued his professional affiliations while living in Louisiana as a member of Shreveport’s Tax and Estate Planning Council. He remains an active part of the legal community in NW Louisiana.
Jim divides his time between Shreveport and Kansas City where Jim established Argent’s Kansas City office. He and his wife, Ashley, make Kansas City their home along with four of their five children and Ashley practices as a critical care physician. Their eldest daughter is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and Jim and Ashley have a son attending Lourdes University where he plays Lacrosse.