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James J. Hughes

Jim Hughes is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Litigation group and represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters, including health care and environmental litigation. His practice also includes developmental disabilities law with an emphasis on Medicaid litigation. His litigation experience includes recovering $6 million in an action against the Ohio Department of Education in a matter involving calculation of state foundation funding for public school systems -- Cincinnati City School District v. State Board of Education, 2008 Ohio 1434; obtaining a favorable decision on attorney fee application arising out of same case -- Cincinnati City School District v. State Board of Education, 2008 Ohio 2845; and recovering $7.2 million on behalf of Dayton City School District in matter involving calculation of state foundation funding. He has defended Verizon Wireless in an action brought to enjoin the construction of cellular communications...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Bricker & Eckler’s Southeast Ohio team
  • Member of the Columbus, Ohio State and American Bar Associations
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association

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Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted to Practice before Ohio Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits; United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Kentucky

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers 2007-2015
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (environmental law, environmental litigation) 2011-2014
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Capital University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1986); Order of the Curia; Capital University Law Review
  • Union College (B.A., with honors, 1980)
  • The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business (Executive Education Leadership Program, 2008)

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When Is Oil and Gas Litigation Necessary?

When Is Oil and Gas Litigation Necessary?
Bricker attorneys Jim Hughes and Dan Gerken discuss situations that may lead to oil and gas litigation, including leasing and mineral rights disputes, nonpayment of royalties and nuisance issues.


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