James Wittmack is an experienced trusted advisor helping firms accelerate to the next level for over 30 years.
James helps law firms run more efficiently, effectively and profitably by providing practical and expert advice on the business aspects of their operations.
James is uniquely qualified to accelerate law firms to the next level. He represented himself as a defendant in family court for over eight years, cross-examining himself and presenting his closing argument. He persuaded the judge to rule in his favor while opposing four attorneys his former wife hired. James became so familiar with the legal system in California he may have been able to pass the bar.
James, with over a decade of experience post-college, demonstrated expertise as a turnaround specialist and troubleshooter across diverse industries. As a certified investment advisor (Series 7, 6, 63), he specialized in crafting effective business retirement programs. Notably, he established a globally renowned furniture manufacturing business from the ground up. Following a triumphant tenure as the CEO of another furniture manufacturing company, James transitioned to become a Regional Director for M&A firms in both Chicago and Dallas. In 2000, he founded his advisory company, showcasing a proven track record of success and strategic leadership.
Moreover, James conducted business plan writing seminars every six weeks for five years. His expertise has significantly contributed to the growth of numerous companies across the United States, propelling them to the next level, with some evolving into national corporations.
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James is a straightforward, no-nonsense, results-driven advisor – a hired gun who tackles challenges head-on, swiftly resolves issues, and guides founders to achieve targeted outcomes in record time. His expertise is sought after by companies and law firms across the United States, making him the go-to professional for pragmatic and effective solutions.
If you find yourself with a gap in your executive or management team, rest assured – we have the solution. James serves as a fractional CEO, seamlessly stepping in when required. Leveraging his membership in a national network comprising 8,000 seasoned professionals, each with a minimum of ten years of experience in their respective fields, James has the capability to bring in specialized experts. From HR professionals to fractional C-suite executives, he ensures your team is fortified with the right expertise to meet your needs.
In 1989, James pioneered his exclusive "mind dump" process, designed to liberate business owners from the complexities of their thoughts and provide a clear understanding of their business issues within a concise three-hour session. Over the next 15 years, he conducted mind dumps upon request, initially offering this service through his Intellivest Advisors firm. Remarkably, mind dump quickly became the most sought-after service, prompting James to establish it as a separate company in 2000.
Recognizing a growing demand from attorneys for mind dump and its related services, James responded by launching Attorney Advisor Advantage in 2019, effectively replacing Intellivest Advisors. With over three decades of experience in conducting mind dumps, James brings a wealth of expertise and insight to the table. His unique approach includes thought-provoking questions, such as the initial query: "What is your earliest memory? How has that affected your life?"
James embraced the role of a single father, raising his children after their mother passed away just two weeks after his daughter's 13th birthday. As a form of relaxation and leisure, he immerses himself in various outdoor activities, including motorcycle rides through the mountains, golf, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, boogie boarding, pickleball, and camping.
Beyond personal pursuits, James actively participates in events alongside his son, daughter, and colleagues. His son serves as a firefighter paramedic in Chula Vista, CA, while his daughter is on track to complete her Master's Degree in architecture at UCLA by 2025. James' commitment to family and engagement in diverse activities showcases his balanced and dynamic approach to life.