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Jim represented YSD Industries, Inc. in the employee buyout of the interest of Lamson and Sessions, Inc. in what was formerly known as The Youngstown Steel Door Company.  Moreover, Jim has represented many school boards, local governmental bodies as well as private businesses in the Youngstown area in labor and employment matters for over 50 years.  He has negotiated countless labor agreements, and has represented employers before state and federal courts as well as arbitrators in adversary proceedings.  He is recognized as an excellent trial attorney and negotiator and has argued before the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Ohio.  His primary areas of concentration consists of general and corporate civil trial practice including extensive work under the Ohio Alcoholic Beverage Franchise Act for Superior Beverage Group, Ltd, labor and employment law, and family law.  Jim has served as special counsel for the Ohio Attorney General.  Since 1991 he has been a member of the City of Youngstown Civil Service Commission, and currently is its president.

Practice areas

  • Trial and appellate litigation
  • Employment law
  • Family law
  • Trust and Probate



  • Ohio, 1967
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Sixth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


  • Syracuse University, LL.B., 1967
  • Ohio University, B.B.A., 1964


  • Member, Mahoning County Bar Association
      • President, 1983–1984
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chairman, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys, 1983
  • Ohio State Bar Association 1967- present


  • Born in Youngstown, Ohio, October 18, 1942
  • Member, Moot Court Board, Syracuse University, 1966–1967
  • Member and President, Youngstown Civil Service Commission