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Tim James is the senior partner in the firm of Ritter, Robinson, McCready & James, Ltd. The firm was founded in 1917. It is a small firm with extensive complex trial experience. The lawyers in the firm provide creative, efficient & effective legal services while being mindful of the cost to their clients. This exceptional service has generated several awards from clients. Both Mr. James and the firm are "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The firm is included in both th Bar Register of Preeminent Law Firms and A.M. Best's Directory of Reccommended Insurance Defense Attorneys. 

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Corporate: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Insurance: 25%

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Ritter, Robinson, McCready & James

405 Madison Avenue
Suite 1850
Toledo, OH, 43604

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing201405/14/2016
OHActive198005/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super LawyerCincinnati Magazine2016
Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Defense LitigationBest Lawyers in America2016
MembershipThe National Association of Distinguished Coounsel2016
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
OARS Award for Innovative ResolutionWestfield Insurance Company2015
Anchor Award for Contributions to an Efficient Defense ChecklistWestfield Insurance Company2015
Blue Ocean Award for Value Innovation & Strategic PartnershipClient2013
Blue Ocean Award for Value Innoation & Strategic PartnershipClient2013
Blue Ocean Award for Value Innovation & Strategic PartnershipClient2012
Golden Gavel For Outstanding Trial ResultWestfield Insurance Company2011
Golden Gavel for Outstanding Trial ResultWestfield Insurance Company2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerRitter, Robinson, McCready & James, LTD.1981 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMembership2014 - Present
Counsel on Litigation Management (CLM)Member2011 - Present
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)Member2005 - Present
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA)Member1985 - Present
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Member1982 - Present
Toledo Bar Association (TBA)Member1981 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)Member1981 - Present
American Bar Association (ABA)Member1981 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Westfield Insurance CompanyEfficient Defense Checklist2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
CLMN/ACertification in Litigation Management2015
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Miami University of OhioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa.1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Claims MeetingBad Faith & a Mock Deposition of a Claims Representative2016
Council on Litigation ManagementEfficient Legal Services2015
Claims DepartmentOhio Insurance Bad Faith2014
Claims MeetingOhio Tort Reform - Is it Working?2013
Claims DepartmentStrategies for an Efficient & Effective Defense2013
Annual MeetingTort Reform2013
Claims MeetingCreative Claims Resolution2012
Claims MeetingOhio Products Liability Act2012
Claims MeetingThe Investigation, Evaluation & Trial of Wrongful Death Claims2012
Claims MeetingA Brief History of Governmental Tort Liability2012
Claims MeetingEvidentiary Objections & the Use of Claims File Materials at Trial2012
Claims MeetingOhio Liquor Liability Laws2011
Claims MeetingReservation of Rights Letters2011
Claims MeetingTruck Accident Claims & Litigation2011
Claims MeetingGovernment Subrogation Claims2011
Claims MeetingBusiness Interruption Coverage2010
Claims MeetingAvaliable Defenses in Negligence Cases2010
Claims MeetingAvoiding Bad Faith2010
Annual MeetingAttorney Bailouts & Trial Day Challenges2010