James D. Zirin

Lawyer, Author and Talk Show Host

JAMES D. ZIRIN Jim Zirin is author of two best-selling books, the latest of which is Supremely Partisan-How Raw Politics Tips the Scales in the United States Supreme Court. He is host of the critically acclaimed television talk show, Conversations in the Digital Age, which can be seen weekly throughout the New York metropolitan area, and will shortly be nationally syndicated. Jim is a leading litigator, who has appeared in federal and state courts around the nation. He is a former federal prosecutor in New York, having served in that office under the legendary Robert M. Morgenthau. His first book, The Mother Court, published in 2014, is about the great trials that went down in the Southern District in the mid twentieth century. Jim has written over 200 op-ed articles for Time, Forbes, Barron’s, the LA Times, the London Times, the Washington Times, the New York Sun and the Nation. He has lectured on the Supreme Court at Chatham House in London. In August 2003, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appointed him to the New York City Commission to Combat Police Corruption. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A graduate of Princeton University with honors, he received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.