Jim Maher is the Legal Program Administrator at CAIR Washington. He serves as the first point of contact for people seeking legal assistance and works with the legal team to successfully resolve complaints submitted by community members. In addition, Jim works to identify both evolving legislation at the federal, state, and local level and advocacy issues that may impact the Muslim community in Washington state.

Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts in Finance at Washington State University (WSU) in 1985 and his MBA from WSU in 1988. He worked in manufacturing cost management at the Boeing Company for nine years before starting his own private investment company in 1998. Additionally, Jim has served in a variety of roles on nonprofit boards including the Masonic Retirement Center of Washington and the Seattle Youth Symphony.

After spending 20 years working in the investment field, Jim realized his real passion is law and assisting those who need help. In 2013, Jim obtained his Paralegal Plus Certificate from Highline College. After completing his paralegal training, he worked with a variety of nonprofit legal organizations including Eastside Legal Assistance Program in Bellevue and Dependency CASA at the King County Superior Court in Kent. He joined the civil rights team at CAIR Washington in 2015 and is proud to assist Muslim Washingtonians in securing their rights.