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James Patrick Langendorf

Employment and labor Attorney at Middletown, OH

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Jim Langendorf

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1997
    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. Employment and labor
    I handle mostly unpaid overtime wage and unpaid minimum wage claims for individuals and in class actions. I also represent employees with Family and Medical Leave Act claims.

    21 years, 100 cases

  2. Business
    I help people create and manage their businesses from the ground up. I also help them deal with taxing authorities, shareholders and succession plans.

    26 years, 40 cases

  3. Litigation
    Disputes arise all the time between businesses and individuals. The question up front is always "Do I have a case?" I can answer that, yes or no, relatively quickly. If a legal proceeding is necessary, then I can handle that throughout Ohio and out of Ohio in federal courts. As a caveat, more than 90% of cases are either resolved by settlement or judgment before trial.

    26 years, 80 cases

  4. Probate
    Assisting families with the process of distributing and passing on a deceased loved one's assets is extremely satisfying. My team and I have done it many times. For better or worse, we have also experienced the process personally.

    21 years, 12 cases

Mr. Langendorf practices primarily in the areas of Employment and Labor Law (unpaid overtime and civil rights claims), Class Action Law, Probate and Administration, whistleblowers in False Claim Act qui tam, and Litigation and Appeals. At Hurley Law, he is the Employment Law leader. For over 23 years, James has been resolving wage claims informally, in state and in federal courts across Ohio, specifically in Dayton, Middletown, and Cincinnati.


Hurley Law Office
301 N. Breiel Blvd
Suite A
Middletown, OH, 45042
Hurley Law Office
4555 Lake Forest Dr. Suite 650 Cincinnati, OH 45242
Cincinnati, OH, 45242
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Posted by Ann | November 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
My personal attorney
Jim helped me through the period after my spouse died and did it with grace and friendship. I knew he was keeping my best interests in everything he did for me.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2015
Outstaning Attorney
Highly intelligent, wise attorney. Provided insight and reinforced a positive attitude towards victory. Thoughfut, had numerous high powered contacts, knows the system and processes for winning.
Posted by Emily | May 20, 2015
Multiple Car Accidents
James helped me with both of my car accident cases which he won for me. He gave me great advice and I could trust his opinion especially when I had to do a deposition and a mediation. Even with other legal matters that popped up down the road after my cases were settled, I could call James for advice, a consultation, or a referral. He is a good resource.
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Posted by Nina | May 18, 2015
He Takes Your Case Seriously
Jim is a very bright young lawyer who has proven to be very responsive to any and all of our requests. We are a Performing Arts Academy and just received a wonderful facility for our Academy. Jim reviewed all the leases involved with tenants in the building, advised us on changes we needed to make and was very helpful in the closing of the property. He was always one step ahead and paved the way for a smooth beginning and transition into the facility. Several years ago, while we were in another rental situation, we had to terminate a laborer's contract due to poor workmanship and work ethics. Jim handled the situation in a very quick manner and stopped the threat of a law suit. We have always found Jim to be very fair and to the point. He is honest and always give his best to a case.
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Posted by Craig | May 18, 2015
excellent choice
Jim has been very helpful every time we asked for his assistance. Our company will recommend him to any company looking for his services with employer & employee questions. His advise as saved some possible litigation and designed an employee handbook that was acceptable for both employer and employees
Posted by Ty | May 18, 2015
An Excellent Attorney
I have used Jim's services over the years. He was always prompt in answering my questions and making sound recommendation of actions to take.
Posted by Janet | May 15, 2015
Above and beyond!
Jim helped both my mother and me in the preparation of our wills, trusts, POAs, and advanced directives. In my estate planning, there was a special circumstance which Jim researched thoroughly to make sure that all bases would be covered and that my family would be protected. We were very pleased with the documents he prepared and the counseling he provided which gave us piece of mind. Jim offers professional competence as well as a caring personal touch. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Richard | May 12, 2015
Your complete attorney
Jim has represented myself and our company for 15 years, handling trivial court maters for collection as well as representing our company in a major law suit. All of the cases involved resulted in complete satisfaction for our company. Jim has also done personal work for me and my family. Jim was very involved in the sale of our business and handled all of the paperwork and closing documents in a MOST professional manner. In the years that Jim has worked for us he handled a wide variety legal work for us with COMPLETE satisfaction.
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Posted by Adriane | May 11, 2015
Needed Assistance with a Bureau of Workers Compensation Drug Free
I contctd James Langendorf because I knew of him as a local human resource attornery. I wanted to see if he could help me provide a policy to my drug free safety program education clients. This turned out to be more complicated than I had suspected, and the potential cost filed me with fear. We were able to work in concert with one another, keep the cost affordable for my small business, and provide one more expertise for his potential use.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-425 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Langendorf Law Firm
  • 2001 - Present


  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Lake Superior State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Habenicht v. Key Bank
  • Settled
  • Bauer v. Singh
  • Verdict for my clients including attorney's fees


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Client webinar series
  • How to avoid wage and hour lawsuits
  • 2013

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Middletown Employment and labor Lawyer James Patrick Langendorf
James Patrick Langendorf
Employment and labor Attorney
Middletown, OH
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation