Our Practice

Why Choose Us

When you hire James E. Betz P.A. to fight for you, here is what you get:

  • a lawyer who listens to your problems
  • a lawyer who respects and understands diversity
  • a lawyer with experience
  • a lawyer who answers phone calls promptly
  • a lawyer with proven courtroom success
  • a lawyer with a talented, skilled and dedicated support team
  • a lawyer who passionately works hard for his clients

You will find that our consistent work ethic and passion will make the legal field look simple and easy to understand!

Our Mission Statement

 We are a high performance team of resourceful legal professionals committed to the pursuit of justice on your behalf. Our firm is dedicated to achieving optimum results for our clients with passion, zeal, and integrity. 

The goals and objectives of our high performance legal team include:  

Treating each client individually, with compassion and integrity;

To advocate zealously for our clients’ rights;

To help ease the burdens our clients face by facilitating a smooth claims process;

To restore dignity and quality of life to our clients;

To provide guidance and the highest quality legal services possible;

To assist in obtaining monetary compensation for victims of serious personal injury, and families of wrongful death; and

To uphold the highest principals of ethical and moral standards as we represent the justice system of the United States of America


Community Involvement


I have served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association  from 1988 to the present. I am called upon to act as a neutral arbitrator for purposes of resolving no-fault automobile benefit disputes. 

  • I also perform regular and consistent pro bono legal work for needy individuals and have done so from 1980 to the present.
  • Community activities have also included serving as President of the Hamline University School of Law Alumni Association from 1989 to 1990, volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in the early 1990s, volunteer for the Minnesota Special Olympics from 1987 to 1991, Alumni Spokesperson, Dean Selection Committee, Hamline University School of Law from 1989 to 1990, and volunteer attorney for the Minnesota State Bar Association "Law Day" in the late 1980s.
  • I mentor new attorneys.

Freedom's Journey Board Member

2013 to Present

Celebrate Recovery Leader at Grace Fellowship Church


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Awards and Achievements

Jim is proud to have earned the recognition of his peers as having an "A.V." rating under the Martindale- Hubbell rating system for ethics and competence. Martindale-Hubbell conducts ongoing surveys of attorneys based upon random samplings of other attorneys. An A.V. rating is the highest possible rating in the categories of ethics and competence. 

Jim has also received the honor of being included in the 2000-2001 Strathmore's WHO'S WHO. Inclusion in WHO'S WHO is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession.

Jim Betz graduated "with distinction" from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in 1975, as well as Hamline University School of Law (now known as Mitchell-Hamline) in 1979.