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 James E. Arnold is recognized as one of Ohio's top trial lawyers. He is rated among the "Top 10" of all lawyers in the state of Ohio by Ohio Super Lawyers, as one of Central Ohio's "Top 50" lawyers by Columbus' Business First, and as one of the "500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America" by Lawdragon. In 2012 Mr. Arnold was selected by Best Lawyers in America as the "Ohio Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year. Since 2001 he has consistently been recognized by Best Lawyers in multiple fields including bet-the-company, personal injury (plaintiffs and defense), commercial, intellectual property and securities litigation.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    30 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Roger Rostislav Soroka

    Jim Arnold helped our firm on an issue we faced in an on-going case. He was responsive, efficient, and offered unparalleled guidance.


    Roger Soroka Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA

115 West Main Street
Suite 400
Columbus, OH, 43215


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 5 Ohio Super LawyersOhio Super Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2013
Top 5 Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2013
Number 1 Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2012
Bet the CompanyBest Lawyers2012
Columbus' Top 100 LawyersLawdragon MagazineN/A
500 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in AmericaLawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerJames E. Arnold & Associates, LPA2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbus Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Franklin County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$1.4 million Executive Compensation AwardWon a $1 Million Jury Verdict
James E. Arnold & Associates Obtains $1.4 million Executive Compensation AwardAn arbitration award of over $1.4 million owed
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Publication nameTitleDate
ForbesOhio Legal Guide2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Ohio State University, ColumbusN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio State Bar Association, Natural Resources Law CommitteeAdvanced Trial Skills1996