James P. Silk, Jr.

James P. Silk, Jr.: Attorney with Spengler Nathanson P.L.L.
  • Partner at Spengler Nathanson P.L.L.
  • 900 Adams Street, Toledo, OH 43604
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  • James Silk is Chairman of the firm's litigation group. His practice includes trials and appeals of civil matters in state and federal courts with an emphasis on commercial litigation. Additionally, Mr. Silk has focused his practice on insurance defense matters, primarily involving the construction industry. Mr. Silk has also served as local counsel in several matters, including class actions. Mr. Silk has represented clients in several cases involving unfair competition and trade secrets. Prior to joining the firm in 1995, Mr. Silk served as a law clerk to the Honorable James G. Carr, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division.
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Attorney Awards


Law Clerk, The Honorable James G. Carr, U.S. District Court, Northern District Western Division of Ohio, 1993-1995.

Areas of Practice (173)

  • Judicial Review
  • Public Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Education Law
  • Academic Employment
  • Charter School Law
  • College and University Law
  • Fraternity Liability
  • Independent School Law
  • Private Education Law
  • Public School Law
  • School Board Defense
  • School Board Liability
  • School Desegregation
  • School Equal Protection
  • School Law
  • School District Liability
  • School Tenure
  • Student Discipline
  • Teachers Credentials
  • Title IX Discrimination
  • Eminent Domain
  • Condemnation
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Land Annexation
  • Property Rights
  • Civil Fraud
  • Fraud
  • County Government Law
  • County Liability
  • Government Affairs
  • Government Agency Practice
  • Government Immunity
  • Government Investigations
  • Government Risk Management
  • Government Tort Liability
  • Governmental Defense
  • Governmental Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Local Government Civil Rights
  • Local Government Defense
  • Local Government Law
  • Local Government Liability
  • Local Government Relations
  • Political Subdivision Liability
  • Public Policy
  • Public Officials Liability
  • State Government Law
  • Township Law
  • Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance Coverage
  • Automobile Liability
  • Casualty Insurance
  • Casualty Insurance Subrogation
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • Excess and Reinsurance
  • Excess Coverage
  • Extra Contractual Insurance Claims
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • Fidelity and Surety Bonds
  • Fire Insurance
  • Fire Insurance Subrogation
  • Fire Loss
  • First and Third Party Insurance
  • First Party Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance Adjuster Liability
  • Insurance Agents and Brokers Defense
  • Insurance Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Insurance Agents and Brokers
  • Malpractice
  • Insurance Arbitration
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Contracts
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Investigations
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Mediation
  • No Fault Automobile Insurance
  • Personal Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Property Insurance
  • Property Insurance Coverage
  • Property Loss
  • Property Subrogation
  • Public Liability
  • Self Insured Law
  • Subrogation
  • Surety Bonds
  • Surety Law
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Arbitration
  • Insurance Defense
  • Arson and Insurance Fraud
  • Automobile Insurance Defense
  • Automobile Insurance Fraud Defense
  • Automobile Liability Defense
  • Casualty Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Insurance Defense
  • Extra Contractual Insurance Defense
  • Fire Insurance Defense
  • First and Third Party Insurance Defense
  • First Party Insurance Defense
  • Flood Insurance Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Insurance Defense Subrogation
  • Insurance Fraud Defense
  • No Fault Auto Insurance Defense
  • Personal Liability Defense
  • Property Damage Defense
  • Property Insurance Defense
  • Public Liability Defense
  • Reinsurance Defense
  • Self Insured Defense
  • Surety Defense
  • Leases and Leasing
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Industrial Leasing
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Lease Terminations
  • Leasing
  • Office Leasing
  • Retail Leasing
  • Shopping Center Leasing
  • Unlawful Detainer
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • E-Discovery
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Long-Arm Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Municipal Civil Rights
  • Municipal Contracts
  • Municipal Corporation Law
  • Municipal Defense
  • Municipal Finance
  • Municipal Labor Law
  • Municipal Liability
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Municipal Solid Waste Resource Recovery
  • Municipal Taxation
  • Municipal Torts
  • Negligence
  • Negligence Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Residential Real Estate Development
  • Residential Real Estate Finance
  • Residential Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Residential Real Estate Sales
  • Restraining Orders
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Tort Defense
  • Tort Liability
  • Land Use Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
419-491-7167  Phone
(419) 252-6210  Phone
(419) 241-8599  Fax
Mailing Address:
Four SeaGate, Suite 400, Toledo, OH 43604
University Attended:
Duke University, B.A., cum laude, 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1993, Ohio; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Ohio State Bar Association; Toledo Bar Association.
Birth Information:
April 29, 1968
Reported Cases:
Daughenbaugh v. City of Tiffin 150 F.3d 594 (6th Cir. 1998) (summary judgment granted based on defense of qualified immunity upheld); Jastremski v. Safeco Insurance Co. 243 F.Supp. 743 (N.D. Ohio 2003) (served as local counsel in matter involving claim of violation of the Fair Labor Standard Act); Daimler-Chrysler v. General Motors Corporation 133 F.Supp. 2d 1041 (N.D. Ohio 2001) (served as local counsel in trademark and unfair competition matter); Buckeye Retirement Co. v. Brat Automotive 2006 Ohio 4078 (9th Dist. Ct.App.) (successfully represented franchisor in contract dispute); Coop v. Brown 2003 Ohio 6840 (6th Dist. Ct. App.) (successfully represented insurance company in coverage dispute).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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