Jim Burling

Vice President of Legal Affairs

Jim Burling is the Vice President of Legal Affairs at Pacific Legal Foundation. He specializes in housing and property rights. Before becoming an attorney, James had been a productive member of society working as an exploration geologist in the late 1970s throughout the southwestern United States. However, after several years of dealing with irrational government bureaucrats and environmental policies untethered from reality, James decided that what the world needs is more lawyers — if they are willing to fight for rationality in regulatory regimes, property rights, and liberty.