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James William Kelleher

James William Kelleher

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Defective and Dangerous Products

James Kelleher

About Me

My life's legal work has involved the representation of injured persons and the families of deceased vicitms  in cases involving negligence and defective products. I thoroughly investigate all cases and pursue them with determination and perseverance through all stages of the litigation process.


 


I represented, pro bono, the family of a victim of the 9/11 tragedy.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    35 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 15%
    35 years, 300 cases
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 5%
    35 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • M. Todd Miller

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    M. Miller Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling

40 N. Main Street
2700 Kettering Tower
Dayton, OH, 45423

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive197904/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Personal InjuryOhio Super Lawyers2011
Foundation FellowDayton Bar Association2010
Personal InjuryOhio Super Lawyers2010
Distinguished AlumniUniversity of Dayton School of Law Alumni Assn.2009
Personal InjuryOhio Super Lawyers2009
Personal InjuryOhio Super Lawyers2008
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Regional Litigation Counsel for 2008 & 2010 ElectionsOhio Democratic Party2008 - 2010
Shareholder and Executive Vice PresidentPickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling Co. L.P.A.1991 - Present
Adjunct Professor Civil Trial Practice, Products LiabilityUniversity of Dayton School of Law1988 - Present
Personal injury and product liability attorneyE.S. Gallon and Associates1981 - 1991
LTC (retired)United States Army1972 - 1994

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Artemis Center for the Prevention of Domestic ViolenceBoard of Trustees2010 - Present
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High SchoolBoard of Trustees2003 - Present
Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers ProjectBoard of Trustees1990 - Present
Dayton Bar Assn. Carl Kessler Inn of CourtBoard of Trustees1990 - Present
Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Assn.Board of Trustees1988 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1981 - Present
Dayton Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Continental Ins. Co. v. Whittington (1994), 71 Ohio St.3d 150Won substantial verdict in the trial court which was upheld by The Ohio Supreme Court.
Dale Meier, Admn. of Estates Craig & Doug Meier v. Village of Versailles Municipal Electric, Darke County CPC Case #08 CV 64975Won a substantial settlement for the Estates of the deceased.
Gregory Porter v. Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc., Montgomery County CPC # 2005 CV 02994Won a substantial settlement for the estates.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of DaytonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972