District 12-O

District Governor James A. “Jim” Fields

James A. “Jim” Fields lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, Pam, and their Golden Retriever, Huckleberry.  Jim and Pam have two daughters and one grandchild.  Jim is an attorney with the firm of Samples, Jennings, Clem & Fields, PLLC and is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia.  In addition, Jim is a licensed Real Estate Agent in both Tennessee and Georgia currently with EXP Realty, LLC.  Jim has also taught several college courses in the areas of business law, international law, and the U.S. Constitution.


DG Jim is an active member of his local church, Signal Mountain Presbyterian, where he has served as both a Deacon and an Elder.  He also currently serves and has served on several non-profit boards.


He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in Public Administration and his J.D. degree from Memphis State (now University of Memphis).  He has served in the Chattanooga Bar Association as a member of its board and in several, leadership roles including the President in 1998. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association as well. 


DG Jim became a member of the Signal Mountain Lions Club in 2010, and he has served his Club as the Membership Chairman, First Vice President, Club President, and LCIF Coordinator.  He has been active in District 12-O serving as a Zone Chair, Region Chair, First Vice District Governor, and District Governor.  DG Jim is currently serving as the Treasurer for MD-12.


He became involved in LCI because of his desire to serve others.  DG Jim has been active in developing, organizing, and implementing service projects for his club and for District 12-O. 


DG Jim is a Melvin Jones Fellow, a recipient of Lion of the Year award from District 12-O and the International President Leadership Award.