Chief Appraiser and Appeals Division Director
The Appeals Division provides oversight of appeals and property assessment litigation. Jim has recently joined the King County Assessor's Office. He is a practicing commercial appraiser with more than 28 years of appraisal experience.
He holds the Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES) and a Mass Appraisal Specialist (MAS) Designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), a Diploma in Urban Land Economics and a Certificate in Real Property Assessment from the University of British Columbia. He is an IAAO certified in-state instructor, a Certified General Appraiser in Washington State and an Accredited Real Property Appraiser by the Washington State Department of Revenue.
Jim has been the primary appraiser representing Pierce County on the most complex valuation disputes for the last 17 years. He has testified as a valuation expert before the Grays Harbor and Pierce County Boards of Equalization, the Washington State Board of Tax Appeals and King County Superior Court.