He has mastered the complexities of Ohio’s ever-changing workers’ compensation system and has successfully represented plaintiffs at all court levels in the state.
Jim is a prominent civic leader in central Ohio. He has served as Director and President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Mercator Club of Columbus, the Ohio State University Varsity O Alumni Association, Scioto Country Club, and the Ernie Godfrey Columbus Chapter of the National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Buckeye Boosters, Inc., a nonprofit fundraising organization whose mission is to benefit and enhance academics and athletics at The Ohio State University.
A native of Middletown, Ohio, Jim attributes his success to a competitive spirit which grew from his love of sports. While earning an undergraduate degree from the School of Business at The Ohio State University, he played football for legendary coach Woody Hayes from 1963 to 1967.
Now in his 49th year of practice, Jim earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky Law School in 1971 and was a member of the Law Review. He also served as a Graduate Assistant for the Kentucky football program under head coach Johnny Ray. He is a member of the Ohio Association for Justice.
In his spare time, Jim enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
What Clients Are Saying About James
“My family has a long history with Jim Nein. He first began representing my father in a very difficult permanent disability case around 1980. During those years, there were times that Mr. Nein had to visit the BWC and track down my father’s “lost” files himself. My parents respected and trusted him enough that they recommended him to my husband when he had a terrible accident causing permanent disability on the job in 1983. I can attest to Mr. Nein’s commitment to his clients. He truly cares about them and doesn’t give up the fight. He continued to fight for and won the right for my mother to continue to receive WC benefits after my father’s death due to the effects of his injuries 30 years later.”