About Jim Karger

Karger began the practice of labor law in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1976. In 1980, he moved to Dallas and formed a labor-relations boutique law firm in 1984.

In 1997, the Wall Street Journal published a 2-page feature article on Karger entitled, "Outlandish Labor Lawyer Gets No Objections from Staid Clients" and in 2000, BusinessWeek published his thoughts on why employees seek out organized labor. During 2000, he wrote a column for Texas Business magazine on the workplace. By 2000, Karger's law firm (Karger, Key, Barnes & Springer, P.C.) was one of the largest of its kind in Texas.
In 2001, Karger resigned as a partner in the firm he founded, left Dallas, and moved to central Mexico where he sought and found a simpler way of life for he and his wife, Kelly, and their eight dogs. He spent most of 2000 and 2001 contemplating what he had learned in his 25 years advising employers on workplace issues and wrote the book, "Why Work Isn't Working Anymore - Tools To Transform Your Workplace As If People Mattered."

Since its publication, he has introduced companies and thousands of managers to his philosophy of the workplace and the tools that support empathetic, relationship-based management. In 2004, the tools were automated and are now provided to employers and their managers online via Internet or Intranet.

Today Jim takes a handful of assignments each year, evaluating opportunities based on where he believes his input will make a positive difference. You can read more on this in a recent article published by the American Bar Association entitled "You Can Get There From Here"