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James Michael Linehan

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    If you are charged with a crime, your freedom and future could be in jeopardy. Throughout our years of practice, our reputation has been established as one of excellence and diligence because of our repeated success. We are ready to help you!

  2. DUI and DWI
    Being convicted of OVI/DUI can change your life forever. The team of experts at Linehan Law, with over 30 years of experience, are here to help guide you with the highest-quality legal representation you need.

  3. Divorce and separation
    Ending a marriage can often be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Our goal is to make the experience as painless as possible and to find a solution that is best for all. Our team of experts will help guide you through every aspect.

  4. Family
    No two cases are alike. Our team of experts will guide you through every aspect, including custody rights, child support, spousal support, and more. Don’t let obtaining the proper legal representation add to the stress, contact us today.

  5. Adoption
    While opening your home to a new family member can be an exciting experience, it often comes with various legal requirements. At Linehan Law, we will guide you through all the phases of the adoption process. Let us be a part of your forever family.

  6. Estate planning
    Are you prepared? Wills and trust are an important part of being ready for the unexpected. Losing a family member can be a emotional and scary time. Here at Linehan law we have experts that can help, give us a call today.

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.


Notable Contributions

  • Spearheaded development of a Teen ourt Program within the Lancaster City School System
  • Taught courses for the Ohio Supreme Court's Judicial College
  • Served the public as an elected official in the capcity of City Council Representative
  • Acted as a coach and judge for the Ohio Center of Law Related Education Mock Trial Competition

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The Law Offices of James M. Linehan
165 E. Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH, 43215
The Law Offices of James M. Linehan
117 West Main Street
Suite 208
Lancaster, OH, 43130
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Posted by Anthony | October 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
James is the best!
I could not be happier with James and his staff! Nothing but professional, personable and knowledgeable!


  • Retainer Always
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Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Principal/Owner
  • The Law Offices of James M. Linehan
  • 2019 - Present
  • Third Ward Representative
  • Lancaster City Counsel
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Managing Principal/Owner
  • Linehan & Associates, LPA
  • 1995 - 2019
  • Magistrate
  • Fairfield County Juvenile Court
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Legal Assistant Instructor
  • Tri-County Vocational School
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lantz, Lantz, & Lipp, LPA
  • 1988 - 1990
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  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

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Columbus Criminal defense Lawyer James Michael Linehan
James Michael Linehan
Criminal defense Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 35 years