A LAWYER YOU CAN TRUST

From personal injury to domestic issues to criminal defense cases, you deserve the best legal representation available. With over 30 years of experience, James Linehan ensures you aren’t alone. As a highly rated attorney by peers and judiciaries, James strives to provide quality through excellence.

ATTORNEY SERVICES

The firm offers a diversified law practice with experience in criminal felony, criminal misdemeanor, traffic, OVI, family law, divorce, custody, adoption, civil litigation and appeals, juvenile representation, personal injury, wrongful death, estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate. Please contact our office to discuss your need for representation.

Managing Attorney James M. 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.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Criminal Law
  • OVI
  • Family Law

ADMISSIONS

State of Ohio, 1988

Federal Bar, Southern District of Ohio, 1988

EDUCATION

American University, Washington College of Law, 1988

Miami University, Economics & Marketing, 1985

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Franklin County Democratic Lawyers Club
  • Board President for Habitat for Humanity
  • The Lighthouse – Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Maywood Mansion
  • Title XX Local Advisory Board
  • Lancaster City Counsel
  • Executive Committee for the Fairfield County Democratic Party

Associate Attorney Amanda S. Gallant earned her Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School and is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio. While in law school, Amanda worked as a legal intern at the Ohio State Public Defender’s Office and was a member of the Student Bar Association.

Amanda practices in The Law Offices of James M. Linehan, L.P.A.’s Columbus and Lancaster offices. After being admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio, Amanda focused her legal practice in the areas of Criminal Law, OVI, and Family Law.

Amanda is a member of various professional bar associations including the Ohio Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association, and the Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Amanda earned her Bachelor Degree from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania where she was a four-year letter winner on the Gannon Women’s Soccer Team.

Honors & Recognitions

2020 Pro Bono Legal Honors/ Spirit Award

Pro Bono Legal Recognition from the Supreme Court of Ohio

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Criminal Law
  • OVI
  • Family Law

ADMISSIONS

State of Ohio, 2020

EDUCATION

Capital University Law School, JD, 2020

Gannon University, BA English, 2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

 

Law Clerk Daniel Pickett is returning to his home of Ohio after completing his juris doctorate at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Having left Ohio after enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 2007, Daniel has traveled around the world gaining various skills along the way. Daniel excelled in the Marines displaying a natural talent for inspiring and leading Marines. He was selected for leadership roles over his peers at every opportunity presented, including a combat meritorious promotion while deployed to Afghanistan. Daniel ended his enlistment as the rank of Sergeant, a feat rarely attained in the first four-year enlistment of any Marine. He ended his service in the Marines while stationed at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii.

Daniel completed his bachelors in business administration at Hawaii Pacific University in 2015. Having chosen the particular course of study with the hope to one day return to Ohio to work at his father’s law firm.

Daniel is currently a third-year juris doctorate candidate with an expected graduation date of May 2021. He has been a vocal member of the law school’s student veteran association having mentored fellow students and leant his experience and leadership when possible. During his course of study, Daniel returned home to Ohio during the summers to intern at Linehan Law gaining valuable experience.

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts, JD expected 2021

Hawaii Pacific University, Business Administration, 2015

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Student Veterans Association

Law Clerk Taylor Baecker is a 2021 Juris Doctor candidate at Capital University Law school. She will be taking the Ohio Bar Examination in July of 2021. She previously graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice Studies. Taylor grew up in a small suburb of Dayton, Ohio; but prefers the city life Columbus has to offer. She is interested in estate planning and is the Vice President of Capital’s Child and Family Law Advocates Club. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys drawing, painting, and spending time with her friends.

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

Adoption

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.

Family Law

 Contact James today for empathetic, experienced assistance.

Personal Injury

Reach out now for a legal consultation and to discuss your options.

OVI/DUI

 If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you are going to need an experienced DUI attorney by your side.

“Those who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.””

– Benjamin Franklin