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James Andrew Anzelmo

Appeals Attorney at Gahanna, OH

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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I have over a decade of experience in appellate law. I represent clients in appellate cases throughout Ohio and in the Ohio Supreme Court. I am a former public defender with experience handling a wide range of cases involving theft to rape to murder. I also have experience as a former prosecutor. With my experience in appellate law, I understand what must be done to effectively assist you with your case.


Anzelmo Law
446 Howland Drive
Gahanna, OH, 43230

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Posted by William | January 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Working with James was a pleasure, He was very knowledgeable about his field. Where other attorneys seemed cold and stiff James actually cared about his clients.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Cpo Case
James was very responsive and very professional with handling my cpo case, he's very productive in gathering all the information. He gathered all my information in less then 72 hours, he also answered other questions I had about things that had nothing to do with the cpo case. Overall very pleased with his work and would recommend him to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Founder
  • Anzelmo Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Assistant Vice President/Senior Trust Officer
  • WesBanco Bank
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Vice President of Development
  • Catholic Foundation
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Tenth District Court Of Appeals In Franklin County
  • 2004 - 2013
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • Columbus City Prosecutor's Office
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Ohio Public Defender
  • 2001 - 2003
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  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hanlon v. Berger 526 U.S. 808 (1999)
  • Government agents were entitled to qualified immunity.
  • State v. Davis
  • Pending


  • Wills for Heroes
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2018 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Amicus Brief Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Thomas J. Moyer Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Appellate Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Probate Court Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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  • Vindicator
  • “Employment Works to Reduce Recidivism”
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring Continuing Education Event
  • Shakespeare and Lincoln-Historic Perspectives for 21st Century Estate and Charitable Planning
  • 2016
  • International Catholic Stewardship Conference
  • Donor Advised Funds: Revolutionizing the World of Charity
  • 2015
  • Annual Meeting
  • Program Related Investments in Charitable Giving
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
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Appeals Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I absolutely endorse James Anzelmo. James and I worked together on a case that reached the Supreme Court of Ohio. His brief-writing, oral argument, and general knowledge of appellate law were outstanding. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney or for an attorney to represent them in an appeal."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"James is conscientious and hard working. He is also a nice person. If you want an attorney who will work hard and go the extra mile in your case you should give him a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is a skilled attorney with a diverse background. He would be a valuable asset to any client matter. I would be happy to recommend him to family and friends."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a skilled attorney with strong character, I gladly endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I know from working on cases where James was on the other side that he was very prepared for the case and knew the law. James was always fair and well respected around the courthouse. James is the type of lawyer that even though he was strong advocate, you could still shake hands with him afterwards as professionals."
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