James M. Roper

James M. Roper: Attorney with Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC
  • Partner at Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC (55 Attorneys)
  • The Miranova Building, Two Miranova Place, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215-5098
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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.

articles & presentations

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

•Speaker, American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Seminars


•AV - Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2009, 2011-2016
•Avvo-Superb Rating (Highest Possible Rating)
•The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
•Golden Gavel Award, 2018

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
614-826-6938  Phone
614.221.2121  Phone
University Attended:
Mount Union College, B.S., 1981
Law School Attended:
Capital University Law School, J.D., Published member of Law Review, 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987, Ohio; 1993, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1987, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1989, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1995, United States Supreme Court

Professional & Community Activities


•Ohio State Bar Association
•Columbus Bar Association


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

Birth Information:
Youngstown, Ohio, February 4, 1959
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Columbus, Ohio

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