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Three James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA Attorneys Named to 2017 Super Lawyers® lists

Super Lawyers has just released its 2017 Annual List of Top Attorneys, and we’re proud to announce that several attorneys from James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA have appeared on several of the Super Lawyers 2017 lists. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognitionContinue Reading


Board of Professional Conduct clarifies restrictions on client testimonials

In opinion 2016-9, Ohio’s Board of Professional Conduct revisited the topic of client testimonials and clarified restrictions on lawyers using clients to promote a law practice. The Board withdrew prior Opinions 89-24 and 2000-6. Generally, the Board opined that “[c]lient testimonials that are not false, misleading, or nonverifiable may be included in lawyer advertising.” See,Continue Reading


Lawyers must evaluate ethics of referral service organizations in which they participate

In Opinion 2016-3, the Board of Professional Conduct opined that, before participating in a lawyer referral service, a lawyer should carefully evaluate whether the referral service’s practices are consistent with the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, including ensuring: • that the referral service’s practices are in line with the fundamental duties the lawyer owes toContinue Reading


Asset protection planning

Professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals are often concerned about the exposure of their assets to the claims of creditors. These claims can arise from numerous events, including accidents, professional liability, business dealings, or loan guarantees. In many cases, your unprotected assets may be at risk of seizure for payment to satisfy the debt. MaintainingContinue Reading


Ohio Supreme Court expands privilege protections to attorney fee bills

When, and to what extend, are attorney fee bills protected by the attorney-client or attorney work-product privilege? This issue arises more frequently than one would expect, as demand for disclosure of legal bills has become more common in civil litigation, especially in disputes between existing or former business partners. Federal law takes a relatively narrowContinue Reading


Ohio Supreme Court rules in Corrigan v. Testa

The Ohio Supreme Court recently confirmed what many out-of-state residents have always felt; that the sale of an interest in an Ohio business by a non-resident is not taxable income subject to Ohio’s income tax. In Corrigan v. Testa, 2016-Ohio-2805, the Ohio Supreme Court held that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibitedContinue Reading


We’re a Columbus CEO magazine Best of Business 2016 nominee

We’ve been nominated for Columbus CEO magazine’s Best of Business nominee list for 2016! Help James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA win in the category of Best Law Firm (Fewer than 50 attorneys) by voting for us here: http://www.columbusceo.com/content/topic/events/BOB/best-of-business-vote-now.html Thank you for your continued support.


Clarification of the duty of confidentiality’s effect on a lawyer’s duty to report misconduct of another lawyer

In Opinion 2016-02, the Board of Professional Conduct (Ohio), confirmed that “[a] lawyer is required under Prof.Cond.R. 8.3 to report any unprivileged knowledge of a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct (raising questions as to the other lawyer’s “honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness) to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel or a bar association’s certified grievanceContinue Reading


ERISA Plan loses subrogation right because participant spent the settlement money

What happens when a person is injured by a third party, seeks medical care that is paid by the injured person’s medical insurance, and the injured person receives money from the at-fault third party? Generally, the answer is that the injured person has to repay a portion of the money to his or her medicalContinue Reading


Negotiating with employers: Getting the best results in the beginning, middle, and end

Every employment challenge involves a negotiation, whether it is the obvious, bargaining over a new employment agreement for a new job, promotion or transfer, or when it seems less obvious, dealing with a threatened poor performance review, investigation, termination or some other work crisis. From senior executives to professionals to sales managers and beyond, obtainingContinue Reading



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