James E. Arnold
Firm: James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA
Address: 115 West Main Street, Fourth Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
University: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, B.Sc., Bus. Adm., 1979, Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Admitted: 1987, Ohio; 1987, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; 1988, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; 1989, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; 1991, United States Supreme Cour
Biography: James E. Arnold is recognized as one of Ohio's top trial lawyers. He is rated among the "Top 10" of all lawyers in the state of Ohio by Ohio Super Lawyers, as one of Central Ohio's "Top 50" lawyers by Columbus' Business First, and as one of the "500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America" by Lawdragon. In 2012 Mr. Arnold was selected by Best Lawyers in America as the "Ohio Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year. Since 2001 he has consistently been recognized by Best Lawyers in multiple fields including bet-the-company, personal injury (plaintiffs and defense), commercial, intellectual property and securities litigation. Mr. Arnold was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois in 2005. Induction is by invitation only and is limited to the top 1% of trial lawyers of any state. Jim's career began in Columbus, Ohio at Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, where he became a partner in 1995. While there he gained extensive litigation experience as both plaintiffs and defense counsel in commercial and traditional tort litigation, including shareholder and partnership disputes, general commercial cases, real estate, probate, product liability, wrongful death and personal injury in both state and federal courts. Jim left Vorys in 2000 and joined a firm that came to be known as Clark, Perdue, Arnold & Scott. While there Jim obtained record jury verdicts in the areas of intentional tort, underinsured motorists coverage, consumer sales practices act violations and medical malpractice. At the same time, he successfully prosecuted and defended major class action litigation involving ERISA claims, public utilities and mortgage fraud. James E. Arnold & Associates was formed in 2008. Jim continues to focus on both commercial and traditional tort litigation for plaintiffs and for the defense. He and the firm work in significant business and commercial, class action, real estate, probate, ERISA, tax, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury litigation. Professional & Bar Association Memberships Ohio State Bar Association Columbus Bar Association Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association The ESOP Association Professional Recognition Bar Fellowship: American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell Best of the U.S.