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Attorney James Mayer III is a hard-hitting criminal defense attorney dedicated to serving clients in Mansfield, Columbus, and North Central Ohio. Attorney Mayer grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. He is a 1996 graduate of Capital University, where he played baseball and was a three-time All American. After playing one season of minor league baseball, Attorney Mayer returned to Capital University where he attended law school.

After graduating with honors, Attorney Mayer began his legal career as an assistant prosecuting attorney with the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office. As an assistant prosecutor from 2000-2007, Attorney Mayer handled serious felony offenses, including aggravated murder, RICO, gang-related crimes, felonious assaults, aggravated robberies, burglaries, drug conspiracies and juvenile bind-overs. As a prosecutor, Attorney Mayer built a reputation as an aggressive and formidable trial attorney.

In 2007, Attorney Mayer returned to Mansfield to start his private criminal defense practice in the community where he grew up and where his family has been involved in law for several generations. In his combined 14 years of experience as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, Attorney Mayer has handled hundreds of cases and over 50 jury and bench trials.

James Mayer handles all types of criminal cases, and appears in courtrooms all over the State of Ohio, and in federal court. With offices in both Mansfield and Columbus, Attorney Mayer is able to appear in many of the courts in which he practices in under an hour.

Mr. Mayer is available evenings and weekends if needed. Every case is important to him, and he prides himself on the fact that many of his past clients have referred him to their friends and family. Contact him today for a free consultation.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%



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Attorney James J. Mayer III

34 S Park St
Mansfield, OH, 44902


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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Capital UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996