Jim Kirsch smiles at the camera

Lobbyist by day, actor by night, Jim describes his job at Kelley Cawthorne as “the role of a lifetime.” He’s probably the most well-liked person in the Michigan lobby corps, but don’t tell him we said that. Previously, Jim was an in-house lobbyist for telecom giant, AT&T. He also worked on Michigan Senate Democratic Staff for then-Senate Minority Leader and now-Governor Gretchen Whitmer. He represents clients such as AT&T, DTE Energy, Ford Motor, and Property Management Association of Michigan. When he isn’t acting, he can be found looking for “Green Thunder” at Michigan State University games.

  • Oak Park, Michigan, hometown of Doug “My Sharona” Feiger, lead singer of The Knack.
Fun Facts
  • Jim has appeared in several major motion pictures including Batman vs Superman and The Mule. His IMDb page is here.
  • He was on the 1984 Michigan High School Class B State Championship basketball team at Oak Park High School.
Media & Honors
  • Interview on The Cold Oatmeal Podcast where he takes on the role of superhero, “Lobby Man.” Hear more
  • Twice named state’s top in-house corporate lobbyist by MIRS News.
  • Telecommunications
  • Higher Education
  • Energy
  • Property Management
  • Tourism
  • Natural Resources
  • Criminal Justice
  • Government Affairs, AT&T
  • Michigan Policy Analyst, Michigan Senate
  • U.S. Navy Veteran
Education & Community
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Denver College of Law