James Linehan has over thirty years of legal experience as an attorney, practicing as a defense attorney, prosecutor, and magistrate. Practicing law from all sides of the bench and bar provides an invaluable perspective to what is important to every person in the legal system.

Over those 30 years, James has tried and won jury trials in numerous counties and jurisdictions throughout Central Ohio. Having the confidence to prevail at trial before a jury of your peers leads to favorable resolutions to your case both inside and outside the courtroom.

James is a respected member of both the legal and hometown communities. He is a former professor and teacher, and he has been a presenter to defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges with the Ohio Judges College. Outside of the courtroom, James is a former elected member of the city council, civic leader, coach, and lead county organizer for several national campaigns.

James was a merit scholar at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, graduating in 1985 cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in both marketing and economics. In 1988, he graduated from The American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. with a Juris Doctor.


While opening your home to a new family member can be an exciting experience, it often comes with various legal requirements. Ensure that your adoption proceeds in a timely, efficient manner by calling James Linehan today.

Criminal Defense

Have you found yourself in a criminal defense situation? Let James Linehan help. With experience in a wide variety of defense cases, we’re here to help you move forward with your life.

Family Law

Domestic cases can often be one of the most stressful times in one’s life – and obtaining the proper legal representation shouldn’t be yet another trying obligation. Contact James today for empathetic, experienced assistance.

Personal Injury

Have you been involved in an accident that has left you unable to work or enjoy normal life? You may be entitled to medical or other compensation. Reach out now for a legal consultation and to discuss your options.


Being convicted of OVI/DUI can change your life forever. You could face fines, loss of your driver’s license, and even jail time. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you are going to need an experienced DUI attorney by your side.


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