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Timothy C. James

Timothy C. James



Best Lawyers Award Badge Top One Percent Of Lawyers Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated


  • Miami University, B.A. Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1977;
  • Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1980; and
  • Certification in Litigation Management by CLM, 2014.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1980;
  • Federal District Courts, 1981;
  • Federal Court of Appeals, 1990;
  • United States Supreme Court, 2014; and
  • Michigan, 2014.


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017 in the field of Personal Injury Defense Litigation;
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017;
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007-2017;
  • "A.V." rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-2017;
  • Designated as a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America;
  • 2009 Golden Gavel Award for Outstanding Trial Result;
  • 2011 Golden Gavel Award for Outstanding Trial Result;
  • 2014 OARS Award for Resolution Through Innovation;
  • 2015 OARS Award for Resolution Through Innovation; and
  • 2015 Anchor Award for Participation in a Think Tank to Develop a Checklist for Efficient Legal Services.


  • America Bar Association;
  • Ohio Bar Association;
  • Michigan Bar Association;
  • Toledo Bar Association;
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM);
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI);
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA); and
  • Truck Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

Recent Presentations

  • "Ohio Insurance Bad Faith and a Mock Deposition", Auto Owners Insurance Companies, 2016; Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, 2016; and EMC Insurance Companies, 2015;
  • "Utilizing Practical Client/Counsel Collaborations to Achieve Cost Effective Early Resolution Goals." CLM Annual Conference, 2015;
  • "Strategies for an Efficient and Effective Defense." Westfield Insurance Company Defense Days, 2014;
  • "The Investigation & Defense of Truck Claims." Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, 2014;
  • "Ohio Tort Reform - Is It Working?" Celina Insurance Group, 2013; Cincinnati Insurance Companies, 2013;
  • "The Investigation, Evaluation and Trial of Wrongful Death Claims." Westfield Insurance Company, 2013;
  • "Evidentiary Objections and the Use of Claims File Materials at Trial." Auto-Owners Insurance Company, 2012; and
  • "Attorney Bailouts & Trial Day Challenges." Westfield Insurance Company, 2012.