Jim Jones prosecutes and defends high-stakes commercial actions for industry leaders in sectors from software to steel. In state and federal courts, before arbitration panels, and across three decades, his commercial, class action, and multijurisdictional cases have included breach of contract, business tort, accountants' liability, antitrust, environmental, product liability, False Claims Act, fraud, and consumer fraud claims. In these proceedings, Jim has represented energy companies, financial institutions, educational institutions, telecommunications companies, automotive manufacturers and suppliers, smart meter designers, software and service providers, and medical device and pharmaceutical makers.
Jim's commercial litigation docket involves cases for FirstEnergy Corp. and United States Steel in coal supply agreement disputes and for IBM in software services project disputes. His environmental work includes the defense of former Edison Mission Energy and current NRG affiliates in Clean Air Act litigation initiated by the federal government and various states against current and former owners and operators of coal-fired power plants, as well as the defense of coal and wind power generators in lawsuits brought by owners of property in the area of generating facilities.
Jim's trial experience includes state and federal court jury trials and arbitrations, and his appellate work covers matters before state and federal appellate panels.
Jim has been honored by the Legal Services Corporation, which named him the "Nation's Urban Pro Bono Publico Attorney of the Year" for his work with the homeless. Jim serves on the National Council of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
- June 2003
Recent Challenges to ‘No Injury’ (and Less Novel) Consumer Protection Class Actions, coauthor, HarrisMartin's Columns: Drugs & Supplements
- May 2002
Dietary Supplement Labeling: How Do You Say 'It's Good for You'? HarrisMartin's Columns: Drugs & Supplements
- Fall 1999
Some Preventive Measures for Drug and Device Manufacturers, Preventive Law Reporter
- October 26, 2015
Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Set to Take Effect on December 1, 2015: What Litigators Need to Know About Them and Other Business Litigation Developments
- January 28, 2015
Ethical Issues Attorneys Face When Using Social Media
- December 19, 2013
2013 Speaker Series: Year-End Energy Litigation Update
- October 14, 2010
2010 Speaker Series: Litigation Roundup
- The Ohio State University (J.D. with honors 1986; Order of the Coif; Editorial Board, Law Journal); Miami University (A.B. magna cum laude 1983; Phi Beta Kappa)
- New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
- Listed year after year in The Best Lawyers in America, including the 2019 edition, for commercial litigation and litigation-environmental