Overview

Jim focuses his practice on complex business and corporate litigation involving commercial disputes, securities claims, class actions, antitrust and regulatory enforcement actions. Jim also co-chairs the firm’s Government Contracts practice.

Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in Best Lawyers® in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law. He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Army and serves as the chair of the firm’s Veterans Affinity Group. From 1988 to 1992, he served as an Assistant to the General Counsel in the Office of the Secretary of the Army.

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law  (J.D., with honors, 1988)
  • University of Michigan  (B.A., with distinction, 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Foundation
  • International Association of Defense Counsel

Honors & Awards

Community

  • Stanford Law School, International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Faculty, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Volunteer Mediator