James T. Kennedy James T. ( "Jim" ) Kennedy has been practicing law since 1973, a period of 30 years with his own office in Alameda since 1981. Jim was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but has lived in California since 1952. He attended high school and college in San Jose and joined the United States Air Force after graduation, serving as an officer from 1966 to 1970. He then attended University of San Francisco law school, graduated in 1973, and moved to Alameda with his wife and daughter. He has been very active in the City of Alameda, having been on the City of Alameda Planning Board, Economic Development Commission and Recycling Committee. He is also past president of the Rotary Club of Alameda and the Alameda Boys and Girls Club and a Past Exalted Ruler of the Alameda Elks Lodge. Jim focuses his practice on Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Disability Planning. He also has a number of business clients. In the past twenty plus years, Jim has represented hundreds of clients in the above areas, including the preparation of over 400 revocable living trusts for clients. Jim has given numerous seminars to small and large groups on estate planning, Medi-Cal and related issues. He has also written a number of articles on estate planning and Medi-Cal for local publications. Jim is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law and Estate Planning Committees of the Alameda County Bar Association, and the Estate Planning Section of the California State Bar. He is also a referral attorney for California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform in San Francisco.