James A. (“Jim”) Fields
James A. “Jim” Fields lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, Pam, and their Golden Retriever, Huckleberry. Jim and Pam have two daughters and two grandchildren. Jim is an attorney with the firm of Samples, Jennings, Clem & Fields, PLLC, and is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia. In addition, Jim is a licensed Real Estate Agent in both Tennessee and Georgia currently with The Raines Group, Inc. He has also taught several college courses in the areas of business law, international law, and the U.S. Constitution.
Jim is an active member of his local church, Signal Mountain Presbyterian, where he has served as both a Deacon and an Elder. He also currently serves and has served on several non-profit boards including WRES, Inner City Ministries, Chattanooga Ballet, Signal Mountain Playhouse, Signal Mountain Soccer League, Tennessee River Soccer Company, Choose Chattanooga, etc.
In 2010, Jim was elected to represent District 2 on the Hamilton County Commission. He was reelected in 2014 and served two terms as the Vice Chairman and one term as the Chairman. He chose not to run for a third term of office.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in Public Administration and his J.D. degree from Memphis State (now University of Memphis). He has served in the Chattanooga Bar Association as a member of its board and in several, leadership roles including the President in 1998. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the Greater Chattanooga Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.
He is an active member of the Signal Mountain Lions Club where he has served his Club in numerous offices. He has also served Lions Club International as the as a Zone Chair, Region Chair, First Vice District Governor, and District Governor.