Shareholder, since 1985, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. Jim has been active within the Western Massachusetts communities for the past 30 years. Attorney Sheils has served as past chairman of Goodwill Industries of Pioneer Valley, Inc. and is a member of the board of directors and served as Town Moderator for the Town of East Longmeadow, MA from 2004–2016. He has also served as a panelist at the annual meeting of The Massachusetts Moderators Association and was a member of its Board of Directors.
- Boston College Law School, J. D., 1975; recipient, John F. Cremens Award
- College of the Holy Cross, A. B., cum laude, 1972
- 1975, Massachusetts
- 1977, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- 1983, U.S. Supreme Court