The Hershewe Lawn Firm would like to welcome C. James Kalm to their team of attorneys.
Mr. Kalm moved to Joplin from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he handled a variety of legal matters, including waged & hour suits, personal injury, zoning estoppel, administrative law, and foreclosure defense. He is licensed in both New Mexico and Missouri, and is accepting clients in the areas of auto and trucking accidents, medical malpractice, insurance law, product liability, and wrongful death.
Mr. Kalm graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he served on Law Review as Manuscript Editor. During law school, he was appointed Chief Justice of the University of New Mexico GPSA Court of Review, and earned the Justice Irwin S. Moise Merit Scholarship in Law. Mr. Kalm was also chosen as the second-place winner of the New Mexico State Bar Trial Practice Section Writing Contest in 2011. Mr. Kalm was selected as one of five students to represent UNM School of Law in Washington D.C. During this semester, Mr. Kalm interned with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C., where he worked in the Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations. Mr. Kalm was able to meet with members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, and Presidential appointees while studying Federal Law Practice. His final project was to argue a mock Federal appeal at the Georgetown Moot Court Institute.
Mr. Kalm’s undergraduate studies were completed at the University of New Mexico, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy. He was accepted for a program in Germany where he studied environmental law and climate change with the Summer in Germany Schloss Dyck Program.
Mr. Kalm has maintained an active lifestyle, running cross-country and track for the University of New Mexico. He is also an avid rock climber. Mr. Kalm is a member of the Young Professionals Network, in the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Kalm looks forward to serving clients in the Joplin area.