Originally published Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 06:16p.m.

Jim Holmes, a long time Prescott resident, has been nominated to the American Bar Associations’ Board of Governors by Clyde & CO.

Holmes will serve a three-year term which will start after the end of the ABA Annual Meeting in August. His governor’s seat is designated for diversity, specifically LGBT areas. This the first time the ABA has had a seat which will focus on those areas.

“Jim is such a valuable member of Clyde & Co so we are thrilled that he has been recognized as a leader by the ABA. His position on the Board shows his dedication to the legal community as a whole,” said Bill Casey, Partner and Chair of the North American Board at Clyde & Co.

Holmes represents major media entertainment entities, as well as major insurance carrier’s insuring them. He defend clients in intellectual property matters such as trademark, trade dress, trade secrets and copyright infringement, misrepresentation of likeness, unfair competition and breach of contract actions. “I’m very fortunate that I’m doing what I love,” Holmes said.

Holmes is very involved in the legal community too. For his involvement, he was recognized with the 2016 Benjamin Aranda Outstanding Public Service Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He also won the Access Award for pro bono service from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities and also received a commendation for his work as a temporary judge for Los Angeles Superior Court.

Some in Prescott may know Holmes as the son of Prescott residents Robert and Anamarye Holmes. He graduate from Prescott High in 1979.