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James S. Oliphant

p +1 614.227.2112
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  • 41 South High Street
    Suite 2900
    Columbus, OH 43215

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Jim is a partner in the firm’s litigation department and has more than 40 years of experience at both the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. Jim’s practice involves a broad range of cases from complex commercial disputes to professional negligence cases. He primarily focuses his practice on the defense of physicians hospitals and nursing homes, commercial litigation, and product liability. Jim’s clients include hospitals, physicians, and nursing homes as well as businesses and companies in various industries. Jim has extensive jury trial experience and has tried over one hundred and twenty-five cases to verdict. He has served as an adjunct professor of trial practice at The Ohio State University College of Law, and he has lectured extensively in many fields of civil litigation.

He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® every year since 1987. Jim is recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers® and was listed as among the Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers in 2004 and Top 50 Columbus area Super Lawyers in 2004 and 2006. Jim is also listed as one of only five Ohio lawyers in International Who's Who of Product Liability lawyers. In addition, Jim was National President of the Defense Research Institute, Inc., in 1994. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is currently on the National Board of Directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

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