Jim is a trial lawyer representing individuals and corporations, including Fortune 50 companies. While based in Columbus, Ohio, Jim tries cases throughout the country in both state and Federal courts in matters civil and criminal.
Jim built the foundation for his trial practice in the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a Marine Judge Advocate and a Special Assistant to the United States Attorney. While on active duty, he also led dozens of international missions, including the training of Iraqi Special Tribunal (IST) investigators in anticipation of the trials of Saddam Hussein and other Baath Party officials. He was instrumental in the developing of criminal procedure and disciplinary codes for the Afghan National Army.
Jim enjoys working with experienced and aspiring trial lawyers. He served as an adjunct professor of trial practice at Villanova University's School of Law, an evidence instructor at the Naval Justice School, and a guest lecturer for the most senior uniformed trial attorneys in all of the services. Jim is the Managing Partner of Ansa Assuncao’s Ohio office
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
J.D., Capital University Law School (1997)
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University (1993), cum laude
DLA Piper, LLP (2006-2008)
United States Marine Corps (1998-2006