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James Mark Schottenstein

Litigation Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Schottenstein Legal Services Co., LPA

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 50 years
    Ohio - OH 51 years
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1973
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1972
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    General Business and Commercial Litigation in State and Federal Courts

    49 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    Practice is limited to representation of matters involving employment discrimination and sexual harassment.

    29 years, 200 cases

  3. Real estate
    Commerical real estate representation including, acquisition, sale, financing, leasing, contracts, and litigation.

    49 years, 500 cases

  4. Estate planning
    Estate Planning for individuals from simple wills to complex trusts and wealth preservation

    49 years, 100 cases

  5. Tax
    Representation of tax issues as they relate to business transactions, estate planning, and real estate.

    49 years, 100 cases


James M. Schottenstein, President of Schottenstein Law Legal Services Co., LPA, was born in Columbus, Ohio, February 8, 1947. Mr. Schottenstein He was admitted to the Ohio bar in November of 1972 in Ohio, and to the Florida Bar in 1973. He was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Tax Court in 1975 and admitted to practice before the Northern Districts of Ohio in 2003. In 2006, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and U.S. Tax Court.


Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice

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Schottenstein Legal Services Co., LPA
492 South High Street.
Suite. 200
Columbus, OH, 43215


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tracey | November 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I'm a Realtor & reached out to James with a purchase contract issue. He listened, walked me through the process & was able to provide his thoughts & insight. I really appreciated him taking time to talk with me.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home Sale
He was thorough and dealt with issues created by the title company. The issues required extra work and I was not charged extra.
Response from James Schottenstein November 16, 2020
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you and your wife, and if you should have any other legal issues that you would like assistance with, I would welcome your call. Jim
Posted by Jen | October 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great consult
Schottenstein was forthcoming with info on initial call. And he helped me sort through my options and confirmed my intuition, helping me frame my frustration in an action-oriented way Buyers scheduled closing then said the construction costs would exceed the bank's appraisal. Being the third extension of the closing, the second one happening the day of closing, I was livid, but didn't know what recourse I actually had, and how I should respond. Schottenstein explained how the contract worked and what should have happened, and what he would do if he were me. He was also very open about whether he could help me out not.
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Posted by Sharon | July 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Jim Schottenstein is a knowledgable, trusted, reliable and responsive attorney. Need I say more? Could one possibly ask for more in an attorney? He has handled all legal matters associated with my small business since inception and through to the recent transfer of that business to a new owner. I know that I am a small client and yet I always felt that my needs were his top priority. And did I mention that he is personable? Yes, Jim Schottenstein is the whole package.
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Posted by Karen | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eviction during Pandemic
On April 10 I was contacted by the management company that I rent my condo through to inform me that the owner of the condo wanted to sell the property and wanted me evicted in 30 days! I was devastated as I was laid off in March due to the COVID-19 and now I was being asked to leave my home and I had just signed a new lease on March 1st for a year!!! I reached out to James Schottenstein for a consultation and hired him before the conversation was over! Mr. Schottenstein moved quickly to resolve the situation. He was very prompt in responding to emails and phone calls! I know I was not his only client, but he certainly made me feel like I was!! I would hope that no one needs the service of an attorney...but should you need help, I highly recommend James Schottenstein!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied client
Mr. Schottenstein was able to help me and my wife out of a tricky situation, and I would highly recommend his services to others. First, he consulted with us and was able to provide a direct and to-the-point analysis of the situation, as well as a proposed plan of action if we were to secure his services. We both felt really good about his positive attitude and his stance on our situation, so we immediately hired him. He worked very fast, and I feel that our situation was positively resolved much quicker than it would have been if we had tried to tackle it on our own. He was able to get us everything we asked for, and his communication was excellent and prompt. Additionally, he answered all of our questions and provided us with sound legal advice for moving forward. I plan to keep his contact information, because just knowing that there's someone out there who knows us and can really fight for us makes me feel better.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Schottenstein Legal Services Co. LPA
  • 1997 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Schottenstein, Treneff & Williams, LLC.
  • 1986 - 1997
  • Sole Practitioner
  • James M. Schottenstein & Associates
  • 1981 - 1985
  • Partner
  • Schottenstein, Hoffman & Fry LPA
  • 1979 - 1981
  • Sole Practitioner
  • James M. Schottenstein & Associates
  • 1975 - 1979
  • Associate
  • Krupman, Fromson & Henson
  • 1974 - 1974
  • Assistant Attorney General - Ohio State
  • Ohio State Senate
  • 1973 - 1974
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  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1974
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.B.A
  • 1969


  • U.S Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United State Tax Court
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Columbus Litigation Lawyer James Mark Schottenstein
James Mark Schottenstein
Litigation Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 51 years
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