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Jim M. Greenlee

Holcomb Dunbar, P.A.

A former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, Jim Greenlee joined the Holcomb Dunbar law firm in Oxford this past summer.

Greenlee will concentrate his practice on aiding businesses and not-for-profits in risk avoidance and compliance matters, and will focus on assisting businesses in the prevention and mitigation of regulatory or criminal exposure, healthcare fraud and grant fraud with the firm’s litigation practice group.

After serving as assistant U.S. attorney, Greenlee was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2001.  While serving in his capacity with the federal government, his office prosecuted white collar crimes, public corruption, drug and gun cases and identity theft while also representing the United States in civil matters.

Greenlee received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Ole Miss in 1974, after which he served active duty in the Navy until 1978, and in the Navy Reserve until 1997, and retired as a captain.  During his reserve service, Greenlee served as commanding officer of a Reserve Naval Criminal Investigative Service Unit (NCIS).

In 1981, Greenlee graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law and entered private practice in North Mississippi.  He joined the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District in 1987 and worked in the Civil Division where he became the lead civil fraud attorney trying bankruptcy, tort, employment rights, eminent domain and white collar criminal cases.

As U.S. attorney, Greenlee’s office prosecuted major drug distribution networks, assisted in the cold case investigation of the murder of Emmett Till, successfully prosecuted public corruption and judicial influence cases against prominent individuals and public officials.  He also served on the initial Attorney General’s Advisory Council for Attorney General John Ashcroft during the aftermath of 9/11.

Additionally, Greenlee was a senior member of subcommittees of the Office of Management and Budget, White Collar Crime, Controlled Substances/Asset Forfeiture and Terrorism and National Security.

Greenlee 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 Ole Miss, and was the keynote speaker at the 2009 convention of the Council on Litigation Management.

Greenlee and his wife, Ann, have two daughters and one grandchild.


More on Jim M. Greenlee:

Age: 58

Birthplace: Batesville

Family: Married with children

Two words others describe him: Dedicated and prepared

Donates time to: Oxford-University First United Methodist Church

Favorite place to travel: Wherever his children and grandchildren are

Role model: Jesus, William Henry Ming (grandfather) and parents


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