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James Michael Boyer
Director of Matter Management and Efficiency
Ballard Spahr, LLP

Jim is the Director of Matter Management & Efficiency and focuses on understanding the business needs of firm clients and creating practical and innovative pricing and legal project management strategies designed to meet those needs. The objective is to provide firm clients with industry leading service centered on client value, cost-effectiveness, predictability and efficiency.

Jim is one piece of the team that is redefining the way clients consume their legal services.  Providing clients with 24/7 access to matter status and financials has been the top priority of the team.  In this role, Jim has become a citizen data scientist able to effectively deliver the data most important to our clients and legal teams.  Working across a diverse team of lawyers and technologists, the team provides the data analytics that impact legal strategy. 

Jim also oversees on the integration of the pricing and matter management process into the business intake workflow at Ballard Spahr. He works with the team to design and implement systems, processes, and applications that capture and analyze data to be used for proactive matter management and budgeting, while providing transparency and added value to clients and lawyers to enhance the business relationship.

Before joining Ballard, Jim was a practicing attorney at a top AmLaw 100 firm, serving both large and small clients. His practice focused on complex commercial litigation.

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