Jim Greenlee (General Engineering, Law)


In 2010 Jim joined the law firm of Holcomb Dunbar as a partner after serving as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. He handles complex and regulatory litigation in federal, state and administrative courts.

Jim represented the United States in Northern Mississippi for 13 years as an Assistant United States Attorney based in Oxford. In 2001 he was sworn in as United States Attorney upon appointment by President George W. Bush. While serving as U.S. Attorney, Jim's U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted white collar crime, public corruption, drug and gun trafficking, and identity theft cases while also representing the United States in civil cases.

Jim received his Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mississippi in 1974. After which he served active duty in the United States Navy until 1978 and in the United States Navy Reserve until 1997, retiring as a Captain. During his reserve service, he served as commanding officer of a Reserve Naval Criminal Investigative Service Unit (NCIS). In 1981 Jim graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law and entered private practice in North Mississippi. Jim joined the United States Attorney's office for the Northern District of Mississippi as an Assistant United States Attorney in 1987 working in the Civil Division where he became the lead civil fraud attorney trying bankruptcy, tort, employment rights, eminent domain and white collar criminal cases.

Jim served on the Mississippi Bar Special Task Force on the Attorney-Client Privilege. He has spoken regularly at seminars on Federal Litigation. Jim has made presentations to the Federal Bar Association, Federal Judicial Center on Charging Decisions and the Sentencing Guidelines, International Leadership Conference on Social Justice and Public Policy at the University of Mississippi and was the keynote speaker at the 2009 convention of The Council on Litigation Management. In 2014 Jim, by invitation, spoke to the annual meeting of the Arkansas Judicial Council on the topic of judicial corruption.