COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 10, 2019 – Congratulations to litigation partner James Roper for receiving the 2018 Westfield Insurance Golden Gavel Award for his successful motion for summary judgment in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. The case involved a product liability claim against a fork lift manufacturer where the plaintiff sustained catastrophic burns. Jim represented the manufacturer and was ultimately able to get the case against his client dismissed. Not only did Jim prevail on his motion, but he also saved the client from substantial ongoing litigation costs.
Jim is a senior partner in the firm's litigation group and 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. He also works with clients and insurers regarding risk analysis, liability and damage assessment, future loss prevention, and early accident investigation.
Throughout his career, Jim 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. He has won defense verdicts in catastrophic injury cases as well as claims for wrongful death.
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