James Kimsey was not a lawyer.
But when Frederick Rizzolo was deep in a hard bit of contentious litigation, James Kimsey wanted to help out. Mr. Rizzolo’s lawyers withdrew from the case. Mr. Rizzolo tried to go on without a lawyer, but his efforts were poor. One can imagine that Mr. Rizzolo felt the situation was bleak.
James Kimsey came to the rescue. While not a lawyer, Mr. Kimsey had some prior legal experience – he was previously sanctioned for the unauthorized practice of law. He was also, apparently, willing to work for free.