James B. Rosenthal, Partner

Jim Rosenthal is a commercial litigator. Since graduating from Georgetown law school in 1990, he has represented athletes, physicians, investors, shareholders, entrepreneurs, employees, financial institutions and other businesses in disputes where the outcome is measured in dollars, but the stakes just as often involve a career, a reputation, a critical business relationship or an individual or business’s future prospects. He has won significant victories for clients in federal and state courts and in binding arbitration. He lives in Shaker Heights with his wife Annie Fullard, a founding member of the renowned Cavani String Quartet, and their son, Sam.

Representative Cases

  • Froom-Lipman Group, L.L.C. v. Forest City Enterprises, Inc., No. 1:06CV0185 (N.D. Ohio 2010)
  • Franklin Management Industries, Inc. v. Far More Properties, Inc., No. 666990, (Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas 2009)
  • Horne v. Colonial Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 1:03CV2243 (N.D. Ohio 2006)
  • BP Chemicals Ltd. v. Jiangsu Sopo Corp., 285 F.3d 677 (8th Cir. 2002)
  • State v. Hill, 92 Ohio St.3d 191 (2001) (Amicus Curiae)
  • Grogan v. T.W. Grogan Co., 143 Ohio App.3d 548 (Ct. App. Cuyahoga Cty. 2001)
  • Ductmate Industries, Inc. v. Famous Supply Corp., 55 F. Supp.2d 777 (N.D. Ohio 1999)
  • Security First Corporation v. U.S. Die Casting and Development Company, 687 A.2d 563 (1997) (Briefed)
  • Rescigno v. Heyduk, 1996 WL 465374 (Ct. App. Cuyahoga Cty. August 15, 1996)
  • Edmondson and Gallagher v. Alban Towers Tenants Ass’n, 829 F. Supp. 420 (D.D.C. 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • State of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court
  • The Virginia State Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar Association

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