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James L. O'Connell

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Representative Cases

  • Theiss v. Scherer, 396 F.2d 646, 36 ALR.3d 1321, 1968, 6 Cir.
  • Olmsted v. Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company, 22 Ohio St.2d 185, 259 N.E.2d 123, 1970
  • Southside River-Rail Terminals v. Crum & Forster Underwriters, 157 Ohio App.3d 325, 811 N.E.2d 150, 2004
  • Springdale v. CSX Railway Corp., 69 Ohio St.3d 371, 627 N.E.2d 534, 1994
  • Long v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 849 F.Supp. 594, 1993, SD Ohio
  • Barger v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 110 F. Supp.2d 648, 2000, SD Ohio
  • Brewster v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 138 Ohio App.3d 738, 742 N.E.2d 222, 2000
  • Glick v. Marler, 82 Ohio App.3d 752, 613 N.E.2d 254, 1992
  • Lintner v. Norfolk & Western Railway Company, 118 Ohio App.3d 838, 694 N.E.2d 140, 1997
  • Wooten v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 165 Ohio App.3d 428, 842 N.E.2d 603, 2005

Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Distinguished Contributions to the Profession Award

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Vice-President, 1986 to 1988
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate
  • Potter Stewart Inn of Court, Master of the Bench

Practice Areas:

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Law Pertaining To Railroad Matters
  • Negligence and Insurance Law

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1958
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • H.A.B. - 1953
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1958
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1959