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Boston College Law School


Juris Doctor

Jim Tierney

Jim leads the New England region business for global real estate services firm JLL. Though his path there was winding, law, government and real estate have intersected in each phase of his career. Following graduation from Georgetown University, Jim worked for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and for a consulting firm in ChicagoAfter earning a JD from Boston College Law School, he practiced law in the Boston office of a large international law firm focusing on civil litigation and election lawHe then served in the administration of former Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino during his final two terms in officeJim notes that service has always been a part of both his professional and personal lifeIn addition to working on Capitol Hill and in municipal government for a city that he loves, he has served for more than 20 years on the boards of directors for two non-profit organizations – one dedicated to serving high school students and families with unique social and educational challenges and the other focused on the power of using student writing to improve their lives and bring about a more just societyHe also serves on four boards of directors for business organizations working to strengthen our communitiesOn top of all this, Jim is a frequent volunteer for a number of youth-oriented organizations in his home community of Melrose as well as in direct service to causes like ending homelessness and eliminating hunger in our region. He writes, “service has been an essential part of my life since my days as a Phillips Scholar. I am grateful that the Phillips Scholarship helped me develop the confidence to chart my own path in college and beyond.”