Prior to obtaining his law degree Jim served as the sales and marketing director at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily news and has also taught school in the Philadelphia schools. Jim was an infantry officer with combat service in Vietnam in the 1960s.
Jim has been married for 46 years to Rosalie M. Leonard, nee Campagna, for 46 years and they have three sons. When not working Jim enjoys reading, music, exercising, and spending time with his friends and family. He greatly enjoys serving as a member of the Kenny Family Foundation and the opportunity the Foundation affords him to join in assisting so many Delawareans in need.