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Attorney James E. Arnold

James E. Arnold

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Practice Areas
  • Business Commercial Litigation
  • Stockholder Disputes
  • Business Torts
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Class Action Claims
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Complex Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Illinois
Professional Associations
  • Ohio State Bar, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Ohio Superlawyers, Ohio's Top Lawyers
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association, Board Member

Biography

James E. Arnold is recognized as one of Ohio's top trial lawyers. He was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2005, which is limited to the top 1% of trial lawyers in the United States. He was inducted into the International College of Trial Lawyers in 2016, which is limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the United States under the age of 70. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in six different fields (Securities Litigation, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation (both plaintiffs and defense). Best Lawyers recognized him as the Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2012, Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year in 2014, and Bet-The Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and 2021. In addition, Mr. Arnold has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers continuously from 2004-2023, frequently naming him among the top 10 trial lawyers in the State (ranked first in 2012). Columbus' Business First has consistently ranked him among the top 5 lawyers in the City of Columbus.

Education

  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: Oralist
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Order of the Curia

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation)
  • Best in the U.S. (Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation)
  • Top lists, Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Columbus' Top 100 Lawyers
  • 500 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon. Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Top 10, Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Top 5, Columbus Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • AV 5.0 Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • One of Ohio’s Top Trial Lawyers
  • Top 5, Columbus’ Business First
  • Ohio Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America

Classes/Seminars

  • Cross-Examination of Economists, Ohio State Bar Association, 1996 to 1996
  • Advanced Trial Skills, Ohio State Bar Association, 1996 to 1996

Pro-Bono Work

  • Columbus Bar Foundation, Board Member

Current Employment

  • Managing Partner

Certifications

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy