In Cuyahoga County, call 216.861.4211
Jim began his legal career by clerking for the Honorable Donald R. Ford in the Eleventh District Court of Appeals of Ohio. Since his clerkship, he has represented plaintiffs in complex commercial litigation matters. He joined Dworken & Bernstein Co. L.P.A.’s class-action group in August 2011.
Jim received his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in 1996. The University of Wisconsin-Madison awarded him a Master of Arts in European History in 1990. In 1988, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Earlham College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
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Education & Court Admissions:
Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1996
Northern District of Ohio, 2003
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Leadership & Honors:
Founded and served as treasurer of Rebuild Sandusky, which was formed by a dedicated group of Sandusky residents who sought to pass an increase in Sandusky’s admissions tax. The effort was successful. Voters passed a 1% increase in the admissions in conjunction with a .25% increase in the income tax. The tax increases generate approximately $2.8 million per year in additional revenue for the city.
Served on Sandusky’s Human Relations Commission
On a Personal Note:
Jim enjoys excursions with his beagle, growing daylilies, and eating Thai food.