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J.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1982

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

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1983
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My goal is to solve problems efficiently while aggressively defending the interests of my clients.

Jim is the Chairman of the firm's Trucking and Commercial Transportation Practice Group. Since joining the firm as a law clerk during his first year of law school, Jim has specialized in the defense of truck companies and their insurers in matters both routine and catastrophic. He has tried nearly 100 cases to a jury 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 trial experience, Jim has performed hundreds of 'on-scene' accident investigations and is in charge of the firms 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 

Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations

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


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