Jim is the Co-Chair of the firm's Trucking and Commercial Transportation Practice Group. Jim specializes in the defense of truck companies and their insurers in matters both routine and catastrophic. He has tried over 100 cases throughout the State of Ohio, as well as in the Federal District courts. Jim has also appeared before the Ohio Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to his extensive litigation and trial experience, Jim has performed hundreds of 'on-scene' accident investigations and is in charge of the firm’s 24-hour emergency response team. He is a featured speaker to peer and industry groups on topics related to transportation litigation.

Honors & Recognitions

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Transportation Law, since 2007

Selected as Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" 2014-Transportation Law-Cleveland

Listed in Marquis Who's Who

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, since 2010


Community & Professional

Ohio State Bar Association
-Continuing Legal Education, Litigation Section, 2000-2005

Defense Research Institute

American Transportation Association

Transportation Lawyers Association

Transportation Insurance Defense Association

Ohio Trucking Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
-Continuing Legation Education, Litigation Section, 1989-2005


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



Speaking Engagements

  • The Medicare Set Aside Act
    Harmonie Transportation Conference, Denver, CO, Oct 16, 2015
  • Trucking Liability Strategies in Ohio
    Nuverra In-House Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ, Apr 15, 2015
  • Personal injury claims The Insurance Defense Perspective
    National Business Institute CLE - Cleveland, OH, Oct 9, 2013
  • Confronting Bias Against Truck Drivers
    Harmonie Group Trucking and Construction Conference - Chicago, IL, Jun 21, 2013
  • Ohio Law on Trucking and Commercial Transportation
    Jul 30, 2009




J.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1982

B.A., University of Cincinnati, with Honors, 1979


  • State of Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1983
Jump to Page

By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use