James (Jim) Brogan


After earning his BA in Biology from Indiana University, Jim served four years active duty in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He then earned his JD from the Villanova University School of Law in 1981 and entered private practice with a trial firm. He joined Piper & Marbury in 1994, which evolved into today’s DLA Piper, a firm regularly ranked among the largest in the world. Jim’s trial practice focuses on issues related to engineering, biology and ceramics, among others. Most recently, Jim chaired the firm’s U.S. and then global litigation practice group for 8 years and served on its executive committee and/or policy committee for 16 years. He has served for and chaired numerous legal and community boards near his primary home in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Jim and his wife, Doris, enjoy a second home in Crested Butte, actively support many of its community organizations and have witnessed the value of RMBL through the experience of their youngest, Mairead, who has engaged a variety of the opportunities offered at RMBL over the last six years.