Overview

Jim’s practice focuses primarily in the areas Employment and Professional Liability.  Jim has litigated hundreds of employment claims in state and federal courts and agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, National Labor Relations Board and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  Jim’s defense of employment claims has included all manner of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other statutory claims under the FMLA, FLSA and NLRA.  Jim is a leader in the firm’s Employment Practices Group and has presented on a variety of related topics to human resource professional, employers and insurance companies.

Jim also serves as the Co-Chair of Reminger's Legal Professional Liability Practice Group.  Jim’s focus is on the defense of lawyer malpractice cases, which has included the representation of collection lawyers in class action lawsuits.  Further, Jim handles matters involving all types of professional liability, directors and officers, commercial litigation, and construction disputes.  His representation of clients has included both trials and appellate advocacy before the Ohio Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Community & Professional

Ohio State Bar Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer-To-Lawyer Mentoring Program

 

Results

For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Discrimination – Fundamental Principles
    The Nord Center Comprehensive Behavioral and Mental Health Services and Oswald Companies, Cleveland, OH, Nov 16, 2015
  • Jurisdictional Foundations for Mediation- Eagle International Associates Spring Conference.
    Scottsdale, AZ, May 14, 2010
  • Lawyer Liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA")- Ohio Credit Attorneys Association (OCAA).
    Strongsville,OH, May 7, 2010
  • Professionalism and the Rules of Professional Conduct
    Dec 5, 2009
  • Professionalism and Legal Liability Matters
    Legal Eagle Cleveland Seminar, Dec 2, 2008

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Publications

Education

J.D., Cleveland Marshall College of Law, magna cum laude, 1994

  • Cleveland State Law Review, 1994

B.A., Mercyhurst College, magna cum laude, 1989

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2007
  • United States Supreme Court, 2009
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