James J. Thomas II
Jim is a partner in the law firm of Ichter Thomas, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in complex business litigation. In 1991, Jim began representing Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, Evander Holyfield, and his sports law practice began to grow as he represented other sports organizations. He was the first Commissioner of the Women's Senior Golf Tour and served as a consultant and advisor to American Champion Entertainment, Inc. in presenting the first professional boxing event to be televised in the United States from China. He also served as general counsel and advisor to the Professional Karate Association, which is one of the leading promoters of karate events in the United States. Jim is the author of The Holyfield Way: What I Learned About Courage, Perseverance, and the Bizarre World of Boxing, published by Sports Publishing, Inc.