Project Description

Jim Branum

Managing Member

Jim Branum’s practice focuses primarily on providing general counsel services to school districts, health service districts and other clients statewide. Jim provides assistance to both public and private entities in transactional matters, real estate, employment counseling, labor negotiations, as well as policy, governance, and operational matters. He also serves as issuers’ or borrowers’ counsel for public entities in public finance matters.

Jim currently serves as managing member of Caplan & Earnest, where his expertise and broad experience allow him to marshal the unique talents of the firm to resolve complex issues quickly and successfully. He joined Caplan & Earnest in 1999, and previously worked in private practice and as in-house counsel for a regional bank holding company in Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Branum is an avid cyclist and enjoys taking full advantage of Colorado’s excellent cycling.


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Tennessee, B.A.

Associations & Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Boulder County Bar Association