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James Graham Bordas

James Graham Bordas III

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Car Accidents

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About Me


Jamie, a Wheeling, West Virginia native, became an attorney with the firm in 2000. Jamie had previously assisted the attorneys at the firm while he was in high school and during the summers while he was in college and law school. In 2002, he was named a partner in the firm.


Since joining the firm, Jamie has represented numerous individuals in cases involving automobile accidents. He has represented clients in Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Brooke, and Monongalia Counties in West Virginia. He also maintains an active practice in the state of Ohio, having represented individuals in Belmont, Jefferson, Harrison, Guernsey, Huron, Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Stark Counties in Ohio. Jamie also regularly practices in front of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.


Another major focus of Jamie's practice is cases involving insurance misconduct. He has represented individuals in cases against numerous major insurance companies, including State Farm, Allstate, Nationwide, Travelers, Westfield, Erie, The Hartford, and Encompass. He believes strongly in fighting for the rights of individuals throughout West Virginia and Ohio that have been mistreated by major corporations. He has obtained many settlements for his clients in this area of the law.


 


Jamie has also been active in many of the firm's complex cases. He has been involved with and litigated medical malpractice cases. He has represented families in wrongful death cases. Jamie has handled professional negligence cases in diverse areas such as medicine, nursing, insurance agency, and photography. He has also represented workers who have been wrongfully discharged from their employment. Jamie has been active in cases involving defective products, such as recreational equipment for children, power tools, and automobiles that have resulted in injuries to consumers. He has represented individuals who have been attacked and injured by both other individuals and vicious animals. He has also represented individuals who have been the target of unfair debt collection practices.


In 2003, Jamie was selected to serve on the Board of Governors of the West Virginia Association for Justice and continues to act in that capacity. He is also a member of the West Virginia State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. He is currently licensed to practice before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts for the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia and Southern Districts of West Virginia.


Jamie is a Cum Laude graduate of theNotre Dame Law School. While attending Notre Dame Law School, Jamie received the Dean's award for being the outstanding student in complex criminal litigation. Prior to his final year of law school, he served as a legal intern with the Public Defender's office for the First Judicial Circuit of West Virginia in 1999. In the summer of 1998, Jamie spent the summer abroad, studying law in London, England through courses being taught by British law professors.


 


Jamie also received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1997. While completing his undergraduate studies he was the Sports Editor of The Dome, the University of Notre Dame yearbook, from 1994 to 1997. In that capacity, Jamie was responsible for the publication of 54 pages each year. Jamie's work included covering the Notre Dame football team each season and was capped off with a tribute to Lou Holtz in his final season at Notre Dame. Jamie also served as a head interhall football coach at the University of Notre Dame from 1995 to 1999. Jamie's teams made the playoffs in each of his five seasons as head coach and he twice took his teams to the title game. He was featured in an NFL Films Segment on interhall football at Notre Dame in a program that aired on ESPN and ESPN2 in January 2000.


Jamie is a 1993 graduate of Wheeling Park High School. While attending Wheeling Park, he was elected by the student body to serve as President of the student council. Jamie was also the starting quarterback and captain of the Patriot football team. He was a National Merit Finalist in 1993 and was also chosen as a member of the National Honor Society.


Jamie married the former Stacy Contraguerro of Wheeling in May 2004. He is the son of the two named senior partners of the firm, Jim and Linda Bordas. Jamie also has a younger brother named Ben (Boody).


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Car Accidents: 25%
    15 years
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
    15 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    15 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (30-45%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Scott Steven Blass

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Scott Blass Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Andrew C Skinner

    Jamie is a top-notch lawyer who relentlessly advances the interests of his clients.

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    Andrew Skinner Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Bordas & Bordas, PLLC

106 E. Main St.
St. Clairsville, OH, 43950

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200104/18/2015
WVAuthorized to practice law200005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Generation Next: 40 Under 40West Virginia State Journal2013
FellowNational Trial Lawyers2013
FellowNational Trial Lawyers2012
FellowNational Trial Lawyers Association2011
FellowNational Trial Lawyers2010
FellowNational Trial Lawyers2009
FellowNational Trial Lawyers2008
Dean's AwardNotre Dame University School of Law1999
HonoreeNational Merit Finalist1993
HonoreeNational Honors Society1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerBordas & Bordas2005 - Present
PartnerBordas & Bordas, PLLC2002 - 2005
AssociateBordas & Bordas, PLLC2000 - 2002
Legal InternDefender's office for the First Judicial Circuit of West1999 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Catholic Charities West VirginiaChairman of Annual Fundraiser2011 - Present
Wheeling YMCAPresident of Board of Directors2011 - Present
Public JusticeMember2008 - Present
West Virginia Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2003 - Present
Wheeling, West Virginia YMCABoard of Directors2003 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Roy Chambers FoundationVolunteer2000 - Present
West Virginia Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
University of Notre Dame Alumni AssociationMember2000 - Present
University of Notre Dame Sorin SocietyMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bigler v. Cox$10,000,000 Plaintiff Verdict

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Notre DameLawJD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)2000
University of Notre DameBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude)1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConferenceWest Virginia Association for Justice2012
Discovery Tools & StrategiesWorkshop on Discovery in Insurance Bad Faith Cases from the Plaintiff’s Perspective2010