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. 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