James M. Roper

James M. Roper

Partner
P: 614.221.2121 | F: 614.365.9516
EMAIL jroper@isaacwiles.com

Assistant Janet Entingh 614.220.5125 jentingh@isaacwiles.com
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Jim is a Senior Partner in the firm's Litigation Department and co-chairs the Health Care Industry Group. 

A steady and stable litigator with an intense focus on details, Jim has been lead counsel in over 600 civil cases and 40 jury trials at last count. Jim has also argued numerous cases on appeal and in the Ohio Supreme Court.

Jim also works with clients and insurers regarding risk analysis, liability and damage assessment, future loss prevention, and early accident investigation.

He has built a diverse litigation practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants, in cases ranging from motor vehicle accidents to claims involving product liability, premises liability, and professional negligence. Jim has won defense verdicts in catastrophic injury cases as well as claims for wrongful death.

In representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases, Jim has successfully negotiated a number of million-dollar settlements, and has won a $12 million jury verdict, the single largest verdict in the State of Ohio for a medical claim.

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Education

  • Capital University Law School, J.D., 1987;
    • Published member of Law Review
  • Mount Union College, B.S., 1981

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
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articles & presentations

Articles

  • Smith v. Van Gorkom: A Narrow Interpretation of the Business Judgment Rule, 15 Cap. U.L. Rev. 725 (1985-1986)

Presentations

  • Speaker, American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Seminars
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professional & community activities

Professional

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Community

  • Trustee, Perry Township, 2002-present
  • Past President, Worthington Hills Civic Association
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Honors

  • AV – Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Possible Rating)
  • Avvo—Superb Rating (Highest Possible Rating)
  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list (2009, 2011-2016)
  • Top Lawyers in Central Ohio, CEO Magazine and Columbus Monthly
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum