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Jim McGovern

Health care Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.8   48 reviews

also known as James Michael McGovern

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jim

Learn Jim’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Health care
    40%
    I defend the interests of professionals in their dealings with: Ohio's Professional Regulatory Boards (Nursing Board, Medical Board, Dental Board, Pharmacy Board, Psychology Board, Chiropractic Board and others); employers; and credentialing organizations.

    31 years, 400 cases

  2. Administrative law
    20%
    I defend the interests of professionals in their dealings with: Ohio's Professional Regulatory Boards (Nursing Board, Medical Board, Dental Board, Pharmacy Board, Psychology Board, Chiropractic Board and others); employers; and credentialing organizations.

    31 years, 400 cases

  3. Ethics and professional responsibility
    20%
    I defend the interests of professionals in their dealings with: Ohio's Professional Regulatory Boards (Nursing Board, Medical Board, Dental Board, Pharmacy Board, Psychology Board, Chiropractic Board and others); employers; and credentialing organizations.

    31 years, 400 cases

  4. Licensing
    20%
    I defend the interests of professionals in their dealings with: Ohio's Professional Regulatory Boards (Nursing Board, Medical Board, Dental Board, Pharmacy Board, Psychology Board, Chiropractic Board and others); employers; and credentialing organizations.

I DEFEND THE INTERESTS OF PROFESSIONALS IN THEIR DEALINGS WITH OHIO PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY BOARDS

I routinely defend professionals in their dealings with: 1) employers; 2) credentialing organizations; and 3) Ohio's Professional Regulatory Boards, including the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB), State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO), Ohio State Board of Pharmacy (OSBP), State Board of Psychology of Ohio (SBPO), Ohio State Chiropractic Board (OSCB), Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OCSWMFT), Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board (OTPTAT) and others.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2022,2021,2019,2016
Client's Choice
2024 2022 2021 + 2 ...

Location

Graff & McGovern, LPA
604 East Rich Street
Columbus, OH, 43215-1090

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Health Care Attorney
Jim helped me by solving many difficult issues and was able to maneuver through many tough obstacles and achieved our goals everytime.
Posted by Erin | July 31, 2013
Ethical and professional.
Mr. McGovern gave excellent service. I was in a very sticky situation and wasn't sure where to turn or what to do. He was professional and ethical. He always responded within 48 hours. I had a lot of questions and he was gracious about answering them and never made me feel stupid. He gave me great advice and I had a good outcome. If I ever need a lawyer again, I would hire him in a heartbeat! I highly recommend him. His office staff seemed nice, professional, and competent also.
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Posted by Susan | March 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service! Professional and prompt
Jim McGovern was thorough, prompt and professional. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND his representation if you are in the midst of any medical board investigation! My case was taken care of in a timely manner and with a better outcome than I had predicted.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Jim represented me through my 4-year journey with the Ohio Board of Nursing and with his help I was able to exceed all of my goals (having my license reinstated, completing the monitoring program, etc.) Jim coached me for interviews and meetings ahead of time to ensure success. He is well educated in the processes. He is professional, responsive, and a good communicator.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
RN help
He was very calm and patient in a time when I really needed it. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Linda | February 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nurse practitioner
Was very helpful navigating the legal process while having my best interest in mind. Knowledgeable and helpful.
Posted by Carly | February 27, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OBN
I came across Jim while seeking alternate council in the midst of a year long investigation with the OBN. Jim was incredibly knowledgeable on the entire process and definitely made me feel confident that I instilled the fate of my career and future in his hands. Jim took the time to really listen to my concerns, and answer any questions I had at length. I received the most favorable outcome with the OBN, and the case was closed. I am so thankful to Jim!! If you are in need of representation with OBN, this is absolutely your guy.
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Posted by John | February 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
He is very patient and well spoken. Was able to get the resolution I needed and taught me every step of the way. Can't say enough about him and his staff
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What you hope for in a great lawyer
Mr. McGovern is responsive and takes great care in ensuring you receive the best service.
Posted by Wendy | May 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Hiring Jim McGovern to help me navigate release from my OBN consent agreement was the best decision! He was professional, prompt, and efficient. He was also incredibly kind. I highly recommend him to anyone facing disciplinary action from the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Posted by Jeffery | May 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney Possible!
Stop. Do not search any further, and there is no need to read anymore reviews. Hire Jim McGovern NOW. I cannot say enough positive things about Graff & McGovern, and specifically Jim McGovern, LPA. If you want to have the most professional and sound legal counsel, representation, and sage advice, you will not find it anywhere else but here. If you are a professional license holder, and your very livelihood is at risk, there can be no greater investment than choosing Graff & McGovern, LPA. I have not and would never hesitate referring any and all colleagues to this amazing firm. Jim McGovern provided hope that the future could be a better one than I was imagining, and he was correct! If you find yourself needing an attorney, at that most vulnerable of occasions, do NOT risk hiring anything but the best, and that is Graff & McGovern, LPA.
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Posted by Josh | May 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Helpful
Great experience with Mr. McGovern. He helped me navigate the medical board for my licensure and was incredibly supportive along the way. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Stephanie | March 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Jim is a great attorney and a very caring person. Dealing with professional licensure boards is a scary experience, but Jim’s knowledge and expertise makes the situation feel much more manageable. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Posted by Sanka | December 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Physician
It was a pleasure working with Jim McGovern. He was very professional and thorough with his clients. Would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice in representation
Mr. McGovern was very thorough, had a vast knowledge base, and did an excellent job in guiding through the process, would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HealthCare Executive
Jim's representation for me with the Board of Nursing was phenomenal. He was precise, specific, and to the point without unnecessary back and forth. He provided sound, clear guidance and representation. The outcome was the most favorable I could have expected. Would use him again, although I hope I don't have to. Highly recommend him in this lawsuit-happy society.
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Posted by Jacob | July 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Very professional, helpful, knowledgeable. Couldn’t imagine dealing with a BON issue without his help. Good communication and responsiveness. Billing is very transparent and fair. No hidden costs anywhere. 5/5, can’t think of any complaints. Exceptional.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ABFNP
I had been dealing with issues with OBN for decades, with his expertise I won my case! I am finally able to move forward with my career and my life! He will never understand how grateful I am! Truly AMAZING! Do not look any further! He is just a phone call away! Save yourself some time and call him, your only regret will be if you choose someone else!
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nursing reinstatement
Mr. McGovern was very professional, and efficient and so was his staff. I would highly recommend this law firm for any Ohio board of nursing issues.
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experinece
Jim was a great source of help when I needed professional expertise and guidance. He made himself available promptly and offered professional assistance that was second to none. Jim put my worries at ease by reviewing the case and following a process to help me maintain composure and professionalism. I appreciate his clear communication and eagerness to assist in the given situation. With his help, the outcome was positive and less complex. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for legal services in healthcare. It was a great experience to work with him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner - Attorney
  • Graff & McGovern, LPA
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate - Attorney
  • Hammond, Sewards & Williams
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Legal Intern
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • 1993 - 1993
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Education

  • Ohio State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Miami University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Administrative Law Committee
  • 2007 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Administrative Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms
  • US News and World Reports
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Fifth Annual Adminstrative Law Seminar
  • Pre-Hearing Motions
  • 2015
  • Advanced Administrative Law
  • Pre-Hearing Preparation and Motions
  • 2015
  • Administrative Law
  • Hearing Preparation
  • 2015
  • Administrative Law
  • Hearing Preparation
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Jim
Licensing Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim and I served together in the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Jim has extensive administrative law experience in state government, as well as in the private sector representing clients with administrative law issues. He is a conscientious and effective attorney. I am proud to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim brings unique Government law experience for Administrative issues such as Licensure."
Administrative law Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Jim McGovern for over twenty years. He is honest, hard working and knows how to handle cases before various Ohio licensure Boards. I have consulted with Jim on complicated cases and find that he has the knowledge, patience, compassion and experience to provide wise and reasoned counsel to clients. I routinely refer cases to Jim if my firm is conflicted out of the case as I know that Jim will provide the client with excellent representation. I highly endorse this attorney."
Administrative law

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Columbus Health care Lawyer Jim McGovern
Jim McGovern
Health care Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 30 years
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