Dual Juris Doctor & Master of Science in Foreign Service (International Finance) from Georgetown University Graduate diploma in Oriental Medicine from New England School of Acupuncture Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music (Boston)

 

Dual Juris Doctor & Master of Science in Foreign Service (International Finance) from Georgetown University

Graduate diploma in Oriental Medicine from New England School of Acupuncture

Bachelor of Music from
Berklee College of Music (Boston)

An adoptive dad married over 20 years, James is part of a family in which everyone was born in a different country, and no one shares a common first language!  He has learned that we are here to listen - to what is spoken and to what is left unsaid.

Outside of the house, James:

  • is an educational specialist for students with addictive behavior disorders at Newport Academy,
  • recently cultivated national strategic partners for the college success organization iMentor, and
  • previously served as Director of Faculty Development at Fordham University, where he fostered and promoted the scholarship of faculty as an internal consultant to all of Fordham's various schools and disciplines.  

Prior to this, James was: 

  • a member of the founding executive team and Director at Cristo Rey New York High School in East Harlem,
  • an attorney with the international law firm of White & Case, and
  • a federal and state-funded acupuncturist and herbalist for Boston's AIDS Care Project.  

Also a published author and photographer in the field of Asian studies, James has served as a consultant in this arena under grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

His earliest career was in music, and he continues to perform regularly as a liturgical musician at several churches near his home in the Lower Hudson Valley.


All photography courtesy JS Wilson


All photography courtesy JS Wilson

Click here for a short sample of musical performances, arrangements and compositions that serve as a concrete - and more fun than a resume! - example of the broad perspective, disciplined approach and playful inventiveness James brings to all his endeavors - including that of being Good Counsel.