James Casey is a partner with the Evansville law firm of Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders. He graduated from Indiana University School of Law and Kelley School of Business in 1980 and has practiced in Evansville since 1981. Jim devotes a substantial part of his practice to serving as a neutral (Mediator/Arbitrator) in Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings, Labor and Employment law and other Civil Litigation.
Jim served as President of the Evansville Bar Association in 1993-94 and has served as the Chairman of the EBA ADR Committee. He also has served as a council member of the Indiana State Bar Association ADR Section. Jim was certified as a mediator in Indiana in 1992 and has since served as the court appointed Mediator in over 750 cases for the Circuit/Superior Courts in Vanderburgh, Gibson, Warrick, Posey, Pike, Daviess, Spencer, Knox, Perry, Dubois, Crawford and Marion counties in Indiana as well as Daviess County and Henderson County Circuit Courts in Kentucky.
Jim has also served as an arbitrator/referee in approximately 50 cases and as a referee for the Duke University Private Adjudication Center in the resolution of over 20 Dalkon Shield class action litigation claims. Jim contributed as a topic author to How Arbitration Works, Elkouri, Fourth Ed. and has been a previous speaker at ICLEF and other CME programs including 60 Things You Need To Know About Taking Your Case To Civil Mediation (1999); ICLEF-Practice Skills Summit Mediation (2003); Instructor/Author (CME) Training for Certified Mediators (Evansville Bar Association 2004); ICLEF-The Master’s Series: Advanced Civil Mediation (2009); ITLA – Advanced Civil Mediation Training (2011). Jim was the recipient of an EBA Pro Bono Award (2005) for his service as a mediator.