Jim Hartman has been a licensed California Attorney for 40 years. He has resided in Genoa, Nevada since 2013 and is President of Nevadans for Responsible Drug Policy, an IRS qualified 501 (c) (4) non-profit corporation.  NRDP has a stated purpose of informing and educating Nevadans on current drug policy issues.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Hartman served for 13 years as Legal Counsel and Vice-President-Administration of Up-Right, Inc., a Berkeley, California-based international manufacture of work platforms and grape harvesting equipment. During that time, he was a member of the Berkeley Rotary Club as well a director of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and Alameda County Taxpayers' Association.

Beginning in 1992, Mr. Hartman had a 23 year association with the law firm of Glaspy & Glaspy in Walnut Creek, California where he specialized in civil litigation on behalf of defendants. Jim and his wife Mary retired in 2013 from full time employment and relocated from the Bay Area for long contemplated retirement in Genoa.
Jim currently serves as the president of Nevadans for Responsible Drug Policy.